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City of Cape Town Renaming Committee: Naming of the ARTHUR SHEPHARD Little Glen Community Park

City of Cape Town Renaming Committee: Naming of the ARTHUR SHEPHARD Little Glen Community Park

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A request has been made by the community of Camps Bay and the friends and family of the late Arthur Shephard, to rename the Little Glen Nature Reserve in Camps Bay to the Arthur Shephard Little Glen Community Park. A Community Park is a land zoned ‘public open space’ on a smaller scale, which serves the informal recreational needs of the immediatelocal community or neighbourhood.Arthur Shephard in his personal capacity and mostly at his own expense, both financial and time wise, coordinated the transformation of the Little Glen Nature Reserve from a run down unsafe public space to an area that is well landscaped, secure and a community attraction, particularly for children. He achieved this with the cooperation of the community, volunteers and, particularly, City Parks, City of Cape Town. The CBRRA would like to propose the re-naming ceremony to take place through the planting of a tree and installation of a bench with a plaque in Arthur Shephard’s honour.According to the Chairperson of the City's Naming Committee, Councillor Brett Herron, in terms of Council's Naming Policy, names are considered if they are seen to enrich cultural diversity, commemorate historical events or celebrate Cape Town's rich and diverse biosphere. We believe that through his dedication over years to transform the Little Glen Nature Reserve, Arthur Shephard has caused more than just a celebration of Cape Town’s rich and diverse biosphere.At two public gatherings, the community of Camps Bay and the various civic groupings (Camps Bay Watch, Camps Bay Business Forum, Camps Bay Community Security Initiative and the Camps Bay Police Forum) firmly endorsed this proposal. We request permission from the City of Cape Town to officially change the name. We also seek the support from the City of Cape Town to donate a tree in his honour, which we would respectfully consult his widow, Paulene for preference.The CBRRA and community of Camps Bay look forward to a positive reply.
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