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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 estatemanager@lra.org.za 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 benp@joburg.org.za, 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: gedwards01@telkomsa.net

Deliver to: Development Planning
8th Floor A-Block
Metro Centre
Civic Boulevard
Email: Benp@joburg.org.za

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

mySOS – your one stop emergency app

In September 2015 the LRA launched the mySOS app to residents of Lonehill.  The app is designed to help you in an emergency by providing you with the correct contact details for an emergency and to inform your unique emergency contacts of your relevant emergency and your GPS location.








The mySOS app is available free through your iStore or Play Store on all devices except Blackberry and windows phones.  Once registered on the app, you will have three unique buttons on the home screen – these buttons are only available to you if you are currently a member of the LRA.

If the 3 unique Fidelity, Lonehill Residents Association & SLA buttons are not visible on the screen, please forward your details to admin@lra.org.za

If you have any queries please contact the LRA on 011 465 9196.

Domestic Forum

Lonehill Domestic Forum, 26 July 2017





Domestic Forum members can look forward to learning some basic self-defense skills at our next meeting to be held on WEDNESDAY 26th JULY (not on a Thursday this month) from 10h00 – 11h30 at the Lonehill Village Church.  PLEASE BE ON TIME!!

Our thanks go to Ian Duncan Karate who have kindly offered to facilitate a demonstration as part 2 of our Active Anti-Crime Domestic Forum Workshops.

We had record attendance at our last workshop which clearly indicated the support and need for these workshops.  We once again ask that employees PLEASE encourage your domestic staff to attend.  A shuttle vehicle will do 3 trips around the Lonehill loop from 09h45 to 10h00 to pick up members who wish to attend.  We will drive the loop of Crestwood Drive and Concourse.

We thank you for your support and look forward to another well attended workshop.

INFO:  Shelley Miller 082 560 1090 or (011) 465 9196

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Environment News, 30 June 2017

Routine Maintenance
The LRA Estate Maintenance team have treated the kiddies jungle gyms in both Glenny and Hoogenhout Crescent earlier this week.  The treatment came just in time for the school holiday’s so that the children can safely enjoy their jungle gym during their holiday break.

Vandalism in the Lonehill Park
Our Estate Maintenance team have come across quite a few signboards and benches in the Lonehill Park that have been vandalized by graffiti.  The team have managed to clean the signboards, however the benches will need to be sanded down and repainted.  Should any resident witness acts of vandalism taking place in any of our parks, please contact the Fidelity Lonehill Control Room on 011 467 2868.

Lonehill Fire Station
As reported by Future City Fourways, the Lonehill Fire Station’s ladder truck is back at the station.  “Future City Fourways is delighted to confirm that the repaired medium ladder truck has been re-deployed to the Lonehill Fire Station and is supported by the smaller Bucher unit, stationed there last week.  Lonehill remains on the priority list for one of the new state-of-the-art fire units being built for the City.  Well done City of Johannesburg, MMC Michael Sun, Councillor David Foley and the City maintenance teams who worked so hard to address the repairs.”

Traffic Lights on Lonehill Boulevard
The traffic lights on the intersection of Lonehill Boulevard & Concourse Crescent have received power and is dependent on council order processes to finalize the connection.  Power supply is still needed at the intersection of Lonehill Boulevard and Crestwood Drive.  This has been escalated to Eskom management for provisioning.

LRA appoints new Business Development Executive

The LRA are pleased to announce the appointment of Clemmy Munien in the position of New Business Development Executive.  Clemmy is a familiar and well-known face in the Lonehill, Beverley and Pineslopes area having worked as the Fidelity Installation Technician for just over 9 years.

The move by Clemmy into the position of New Business Development (sales) was a natural transition given his extensive knowledge of security systems and Lonehill community.

We welcome Clemmy to the LRA family!

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Zero Price Increase for 2017!

The Board of Directors and Management of the LRA are thrilled about bringing light financial relief to residents and businesses in the greater Lonehill area for the upcoming financial year.

The Security Industry is tightly regulated and controlled by the Private Security Industry Regulation Authority (PSIRA).  PSIRA has phased out “D” grade guards, which as a result, guards will be graded from “A” to “C” grade only.

The net result was a 12% Gazetted increase by PSIRA because of this transition.  However, due to our excellent working relationship with Fidelity Security Services, they have agreed to only pass on an 8% increase to the Lonehill Residents Association and in turn the LRA have decided not to pass this increase on to our Alarm Monitored clients (including panic and phone-in services).  Therefore, there will be NO increase in alarm and fence monitoring costs this year. 

This is the first time ever in the history of the LRA, that we have been in a position not to pass on an annual increase to our alarm and fence monitoring clients.  However, due to the phasing out of D grade guards, the LRA have had to pass on a regulated increase to our guarding contract clients.

We would like to thank you, our valued clients for your continued support and assure you that your safety and security remains our priority.

Please feel free to contact the LRA Accounts Department on 011 465 9196 should you have any queries.