Constaniaberg Bulletin, Verna va Diemen
Re. Constantiaberg Bulletin May 2, 2013, front page article New twist in housing row
I read your newspaper dated 2nd May 2013 and would like to clarify some of the points quoted.
- You refer to the Westlake Community Church Trust, when I believe you mean the Westlake United Church Trust (WUCT).
- The Trust’s chairman is Rev. David Gray and the Management Committee’s chairman is Mr. James McGregor.
- Mr. Patrick Heynes, who you wrote was chair of the Westlake Community Church Trust, is in fact the chair of the Westlake Community Foundation.(WCF)
- The WCF is the leadership body representing the Westlake community.
- WUCT works closely with, but is separate from the WCF.
- Both organizations serve to address community development needs.
- WUCT focuses primarily on education, health and community advice, as well as offering skills development.
- WUCT owns the Westlake Community Centre and hires out space, as available, to different organizations.
- WUCT provides to WCF, free of charge, an office, an internet connected pc and a telephone
- The operating costs involved (electricity, water, insurance, repairs and maintenance) in managing the community center are not inconsequential and it is necessary to charge a rental fee to maintain the long-term sustainability of the operation.
- The R20.00 per hour referred to in your article is in line with the lowest rentals levied by any City of Cape Town owned community centers.
I should appreciate it if you would print a correction in your next issue to ensure that today’s article is factually accurate.
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