What is Barbeque Downs Community doing for you?

Here is a short description of the daily activities of the voluntary community. Although funds get collected from the residents in the area for upgrades, clean-ups etc, the members freely volunteer their time to attend meetings and perform the following tasks on behalf of the residents:

  • Report potholes, road signs, traffic lights faded/missing road markings;
  • Report crime/suspicious suspects, accidents, fires, etc;
  • Report electricity, water outages and revert info to residents via Twitter and Facebook;
  • Request for grass to be cut, pruning of trees and staking of trees (City Parks or Barbeque Downs provides the funds where required);
  • Apply for upgrades to services in the area like Telkom, Eskom, Street lights (Erected recently in suburb), tarring, fibre optics, widening/resurfacing of Main, new intersection at Jubie Road and booming off;
  • Monitor all building activity, ensure building compliance and prevent any unauthorised/illegal buildings to be erected. (E.g. a few developments were stopped due to incorrect high density housing being built without any approval from municipality! This would have had a very negative effect on property values in the entire area.);
  • Establishing two Wetland public parks for the residents’, one at the corner of Jubie and Candican and the other at the corner of Kipling and Candican road.
  •  Employ people to collect litter in the area. We collect as much as 12 orange bags per week!
  •  Submit comments and suggestions on behalf of all residents to the council and follow up;
  • Manage and maintain the community Facebook page, Whatsapp group, Twitter and website regularly with events, news and general information;
  • Send emails pertaining to the area to all complexes managing agents and chairpersons. If you would like to be added to this group and/or don’t receive the information from your managing agents, please send your request to environment@bbqdowns.com
  • Erected sign boards on the corner of Shakespeare and Main Road and another on Malindi Road with the community details; and
  • Actively involved and represent owners at the monthly CPF meetings.
    On request, we attend annual complex AGM’s to update all residents on initiatives and happenings.