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Newsletter Options at Millwood MewsWe’ve implemented two new features on our website. Property for sale and stuff for sale. So if you’re interested in properties for sale or rent in Millwood Mews, select  the tick box in the newsletter and we’ll mail you if something becomes available. Or, if someone is selling an item in Millwood Mews, you’ll be the first to know about it.

At the bottom of the next email newsletter you receive, there will be a link where you can edit your subscription to certain lists. Select this link then choose to be added to Property sales or rentals, Stuff for sale or General News from Millwood Mews.

Refuse Room Information/Vulliskamer Reëls

Recycling in Millwood MewsThere are certain rules in place for the above room that we want to share with our tenants. The City of Cape Town supplies every household with two clear plastic bags every week. They are to be used for recycling and a good idea is to use one for cardboard and paper and the other one for tins and bottles. These bags are to be put in the black containers marked for recycling and the black bags with everyday refuse go into the rest of the bins. If these are full kindly put your bags on top and not on the floor. The garbage is picked up on Tuesdays when recycling bags are delivered again. Thank you for your co-operation! Continue reading

Millwood Mews Trustees/Millwood Mews Trustees

Jaco De BruynSoos belowe gaan ek met tyd die Trustees bekendstel. Ons begin hierdie keer by ons Voorsitter, Jaco de Bruyn. Hy woon in eenheid 13 en is sover moontlik beskikbaar vir navrae, hulp of raad rakende die kompleks. Hy werk in die rekenaarwese, maar probeer nogtans tyd inruim vir sy ander belangstellings. Dit lyk of hy ’n man van vele talente is as  mens na die lysie kyk: hy skilder graag met olieverf, maak van sy tuin ‘n lushof, bou skaalmodelle van motorfietse en motors en reis ook wanneer die geleentheid daar is. Die twee grootste liefdes in sy lewe is sy vrou, Laetitia, en sy Suzuki Boulevard motorfiets, waarmee hy en sy baie maklik die langpad vat. Ons hoop die res van die jaar gaan rustig wees en hom toelaat om by alles uit te kom! Continue reading

Emergency Numbers/Noodnommers

In Millwood Mews

Winnie Mannie in eenheid 19 is ‘n gekwalifiseerde verpleegsuster en is bereid om te help waar moontlik.  Koenie Ligthelm van eenheid 36 is ‘n B.A.A. (Basiese Ambulans Assistent)  by Netcare 911 en het aan my verduidelik dat alle oproepe daarheen eers deur Johannesburg ‘n draai maak voordat dit by die Strand afdeling uitkom. Dit kan beteken dat waardevolle tyd verlore gaan in ‘n noodsituasie en hy het vir my die nommer van die van die plaaslike Netcare ambulansdiens gegee. Baie dankie, Koenie!

Netcare ambulansdiens:
072 754 6238

Winnie Mannie in unit 19 is a trained nursing sister and is willing to help in an emergency. Koenie Ligthelm in unit 36 is a B.A.A. (Basic Ambulance Assistant) at Netcare 911 and has explained to me that all calls are  diverted to Johannesburg before it reaches the Strand office. This means that valuable time can be lost in an emergency situation. He has given me the local Netcare ambulance service number. Thanks, Koenie!

Netcare ambulance service:
072 754 6238

Please visit the emergency contact page for all other emergency numbers

Our gardens in new hands / Ons tuine in nuwe hande

Japie our gardener

Japie our gardener in Millwood Mews

Jacobus Prins (Japie) van Grabouw het al klaar bewys dat hy ’n waardige opvolger vir Giel is. Ons sien hom al vir ’n paar maande doenig hier op ons perseel en sy vriendelike glimlag getuig van hoe gelukkig hy in sy nuwe werkplek is. Japie het vantevore op plase gewerk en behalwe sy liefde vir tuinmaak is hy ook ’n bedrewe nutsman wat gou klaarspeel met iets wat aandag nodig het. Welkom in Millwood Mews, Japie!

Jakobus Prins (Japie) from Grabouw has already proved to be  worthy as Giel’s successor. He’s been around on the premises for only a few months but his friendly smile shows that he is very happy in his new place of work. Japie has previously worked on farms and apart from his love for gardening he is also an experienced handyman who can repair whatever needs his quick attention. Welcome to Millwood Mews, Japie!

Water Wheel/Waterwiel

Waterwheel with flowers

In the past we’ve had endless problems with children getting into the area picking flowers and destroying the look of this feature, which is no doubt the focus point when entering the village. We are going to try to restore it again and we appeal to parents to make sure that their children understand why they are not allowed to be there.

Ons het in die verlede baie probleme gehad met kinders wat in die beddings by die waterwiel geklim en blomme gepluk het. In die proses het hulle die hele voorkoms daarvan ook verwoes. Die waterwiel is die fokuspunt wanneer mens die kompleks binnery en ons vra ouers om asseblief aan die kinders te verduidelik waarom hulle nie daar toegelaat word nie.

Millwood Mews news correspondent

Annetjie Kambouris

Annetjie Kambouris correspondent for Millwood Mews

A while ago I was asked to get involved in the Millwood Mews website by collecting and sharing news with our tenants. People say that I have the “gift of the gab” so I suppose I will have to prove it! You may wonder why an ordinary pensioner would become a correspondent for a newsletter. I am actually too shy when it comes to voicing an opinion in company, but on paper I can create new records! I have been involved in newsletters before and I want to appeal to our residents to help me with ours.  Continue reading