Carole’s Cat Chronicles, 31 August 2017










Sascha is a 14 year old girl.  She is soft and gentle and we must find her a loving home.  Her owner is elderly and has to be relocated to a frail care home.  This is always a heartbreaking situation but I know in the right home Sascha will be happy.  She just needs a warm bed to lie on, nutritious food and lots of love.

If you can offer Sascha a home please call me :  CAROLE 0824242363


Thank you very much to the lady or gentleman who donated lots of pouches of soft food, both Woolies and Catmor.  I also want to thank the people who donate regularly every month towards cat pellets and veterinary bills. Also wish to thank the lady who donated blankets and tinned Fancy Feast this week. The cats will love this extra special treat.


If you would like to help us care for the homeless cats please contact me. I always need people to help cover over holidays perhaps just for a few days, or twice a month.


The past two months have been really traumatic for the family of cats living by the car wash up on the hill.  The noise of builders and machinery has been too much for some of them and we have lost Sandy, the smallest, dearest little tabby girl.  She just couldn’t  understand what had happened to her once fairly peaceful home.  All of us are praying and hoping that she will come back.

Carole’s Cat Chronicles, 25 August 2017

Chronicles – 25 August 2017









These two cats live together with an elderly lady who has to move to a frail care home.  The fluffy black and white cat is 14 years old and a female.  The pale salmon coloured cat is a boy and about the same age I am told but looks and acts much younger..  They do not have to be homed together.

A special home is sought for the black and white cat.  No dogs, no children. Lots of love to spare and a big bed to lie on.

Chronicles – 18 August 2017

I received a call from a resident in a complex about 3 weeks ago.  She was unhappy that a cat kept coming into her house and eating her cat’s food.  She said the cat normally came at night.  She asked me to help her sort out the problem. In these instances I always feel sorry for the cat.  This is because from my experience, these circumstances come about because a tame cat that has got lost or has been abandoned will seek out the warmth and food that exists in another home. It would have been easy to pick up this cat and take it to a vet to be checked for a microchip, or to see if anyone had reported the cat missing.

However, since the cat had been shooed away by various residents, it had became scared, hungry and lost.  I explained that the best step now would be to feed the cat every evening just before dusk in a quiet spot and after a few days, hopefully the cat would be relied upon to turn up and I would be able to catch it.  We tried this for a few days but I was not able to see the cat and after dark we wouldn’t  know who had eaten the food by the morning.  During this time the Trustees of the complex were able to find out that the cat had belonged to a family that had moved out, 2 or 3 months before, and had re-homed the cat to someone.  We were able to get in touch with the original owner who had moved to Bedfordview.  I suggested that he came back to help us and call for his cat. The first time he came there was no sign of his cat.

The second time he came and called for Spike he appeared.  Apparently Spike had run away from his new home and back to his old home, which was not too far away.  He had obviously been looking for his family, but they had gone.  We took Spike to Lonehill vet  where all his records were since he was a kitten. He was re-vaccinated, given a full  heath check, frontlined and de wormed. At this point the owner told me that he was unable to keep Spike as he now lived in a complex where no pets were allowed.  He was extremely upset that no-one had told him that Spike had run away from his new 2nd home.

I suggested I take Spike to a cattery the following day and we would look for a suitable new home.  The photos I took whilst he was staying at a lovely cattery in Fourways.  He was only there for four days when the opportunity came out of the blue for a wonderful new home for Spike.  He is now happily settled in with his new family.











Thank you very much for the pouches of Friskies I received and also the No Name brand pellets which were left at Vet to Pet for our homeless cats.

Also thank  you to the people who donate regularly in to the homeless cat bank account.



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Residents needed to join the Lonehill Observer team

We have an urgent need for willing residents to join our Observer team

For over 10 years, the Lonehill Observers have provided an important link between Fidelity and the LRA. Observers go out in the company of a Fidelity Reaction officer and do visual checks on a select number of guards in Lonehill, Beverly and Pineslopes, ensuring that Fidelity meets and upholds the standard and quality of guarding.

Observer shifts last an hour and volunteers can choose either a day or night shift. A continuous roster is published each month, showing which duties, you have volunteered for. Volunteers may be asked to fill in occasionally when another volunteer is on leave, etc.

Observer duty gives residents the chance to give a little back to the community.

Residents who can spare an hour of their time can contact Caroline Forbes on +27 82 929 1510 for further information.

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SANBS Blood Donation Drive

According to the South African National Blood Service, there is a national shortage of blood in the SA blood banks across the country.  The South African National blood service (SANBS) is urging all South Africans to go to their local donation centre and donate blood.

The nearest blood donor centre is situated at  the Forest Road Design & Deco Centre, Shop G1-08, 11 Sunset Avenue, Pineslopes

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Beautification Project, we need your help!

Thank you to the resident of Lonehill who made a donation to the Lonehill beautification project. Bidim to the value of R2000.00 was donated to prevent weeds from growing through the paving once laid.







We would also like to thank GROW WILD NURSERY who donated 4 cubes of compost along with 6, 40 litre trees to be planted in the beds.

In addition to the new beds, the LRA would like to raise funds to pave the sidewalk running from Main Road to Concourse Crescent and from Main Road down to Capricorn Drive in Lonehill East.

The cost of these pedestrian footpaths cannot be covered by the LRA and we are appealing to residents and businesses in the area to assist with funding.
Funds needed are as follows:
Main Road to Concourse Crescent – R170 000
Main Road to Capricorn Drive – R200 000

Residents and businesses are urged to sponsor portions of the pathway.  The pathway costs R500.00 per linear meter, however residents can donate whatever is affordable.  Each donation counts!

Monies raised will be allocated accordingly and as soon as we have the full funding for a section, we will start with paving.  Residents and businesses can donate as follows:

Lonehill Residents Association, Standard Bank, Branch: 00 99 53, Account: 0233 89745.  Reference: PAVING LONEHILL.

We will run weekly updates on monies raised on our Facebook page.  For further information on this project please contact our Estate Manager on or 072 455 4607.

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Paving the Lonehill Park

The paving of the pedestrian footpath from Calderwood Drive, down to Lonehill Boulevard is almost complete.  Compacting of the bricks will take place today and Monday and then paving from Calderwood Drive up to Crestwood Drive will begin.








Thank you to our residents and visitors to the park for their patience.

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Rezoning Application – 35 Lewis Avenue

ERF 1347,1348, 1349 &1350

NOTICE 997 OF 2017
997 City of Johannesburg Municipal Planning By-Law, 2016: Erven 1347, 1348, 1349 and 1350, Lone Hill Extension 77 171


I, Gavin Ashley Edwards, of GE Town Planning Consultancy CC, being the authorised agent of the owner of Erven 1347, 1348, 1349 and 1350 Lone Hill Extension 77, hereby give notice in terms of Section 21(2) of the City of Johannesburg Municipal Planning By-Law, 2016, and the relevant provisions of the Spatial Planning and Land Use Management Act, 2013 (Act 16 of 2013), that I have applied to the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality for the amendment of the Town Planning Scheme in operation, known as the Sandton Town Planning Scheme, 1980, by the rezoning of the properties described above, situated on the northern side of Lewis Avenue, the third property to the north of its intersection with Knox Road, which property’s physical address is 35 Lewis Avenue, in the township of Lone Hill Extension 77, from “Residential 1” permitting a density of one (1) dwelling per erf, subject to certain conditions to “Residential 3” permitting a density of fifty (50) dwelling units per hectare, subject to certain conditions. The effect of the application will permit the development of a maximum of forty-five (45) dwelling units on Erven 1347, 1348, 1349 and 1350 Lone Hill Extension 77.

The above application will be open for inspection from 8:00 to 15:30 at the Registration Counter, Department of Development Planning, Room 8100, 8th Floor, A Block, Metropolitan Centre, 158 Civic Boulevard, Braamfontein, for a period of twenty-eight (28) days from 12 July 2017.

Any objection(s) to or representation(s) in respect of the application must be lodged with or made in writing to both the owner/agent and the Registration Section of the Department of Development Planning at the above address or posted to P.O. Box 30733, Braamfontein, 2017, or a facsimile sent to (011) 339-4000, or an email sent to, within a period of twenty (28) days from 12 July 2017 and by no later than 09 August 2017.

Address of owner: c/o GE Town Planning Consultancy CC, P.O. Box 787285, Sandton, 2146, Tel No.: (012) 653-4488, Cell No.: 082 553 3589 and email:

Deliver to: Development Planning
8th Floor A-Block
Metro Centre
Civic Boulevard

Copies of Objections to be sent to: candice@forward.jobug