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Monday Aug 06, 2018

Durban properties invited to compete for verge of the year

Do you think your verge has what it takes to be Durban's verge of the year?

Glen Anil resident James Easton outside his home on Mvule Road. His verge won the award in 2016.

The city's parks, leisure and cemeteries department is inviting residents, schools, institutions and businesses to nominate verges that they have helped to beautify the neighbourhood

Community members who wish to participate in the annual competition are asked to nominate people who they feel deserve recognition for their efforts and to win great prizes.

Nomination forms are available from local parks, leisure and cemeteries' district offices and the local library, or electronically from the city website.

The closing date is September 28.

The city's senior horticulturist Jody Fuchs says the competition aims to make Durban more caring and liveable by stimulating civic pride.

Winners of the best verges will get prizes like tool sets and Jojo tanks to conserve water.

"Schools, residents, business owners and food gardeners are all welcome to compete. "We encourage all participating people to landscape and beautify their verges using indigenous, exotic, hard and soft landscaping, including verges that are used as food gardens," he says.

Nominations can be done by email or by submitting completed booking forms at your local Sizakala Centre, library or parks depot. Fuchs says several verges may be nominated but each verge must be on a separate completed nomination form.

"At least one photograph needs to be part of the nomination and only verges within the ethekwini municipal area may be nominated."

For details, contact Fuchs at or 031 322 4025. Alternatively, email Thami Mbhele at Thami. or call 031 322 4019.

City Watch
Sunday Tribune


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