Swimming Pool Development
You’ve probably seen the landscaping work going on at the old Queenspark Swimming Pool site. This is the first step of returning the land to the community as a “quality public open place”. Details are a bit thin, but the rough sketches seen from Council show it will be grassed with trees and a hedge on the ‘downhill’ side, and some steel benches. Completion expected by February 2011.
Fibre Under Your Noses
The trenching all over Woodstock is the work of Vodacom, building out its fibre infrastructure. Good news for the business parks a few miles away, but don’t hold your breath for some decent Internet access in Woodstock. It’s just passing through.
Milner Road Streets Lit
After weeks of nagging, residents of Milner Road are finally lit again after a fire at an electricity pole plunged the streets into darkness, making it quite unsafe. If you have a problem with streetlights, the more people that lodge fault reports the better – call 0800 220 440 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
WOODSTOCK NEIGHBOURHOOD PATROL
Reduce crime, have a nice walk, meet your neighbours
The Woodstock Neighbourhood Patrol happens this week — Wednesday, 8th December. It’s being coordinated by Nils Hansen, who can be reached on 082 5382101.
Date: Wed 8th December 2010
Time: 8pm for an hour or so
Where: Roedeblom Rd at the church opposite Parker’s Cafe
Bring: Torch if you like, reflective bib (if you have one), dog (on a leash) if you like
Frangipanis Reopens In January
Woodstockers have been watching the construction and renovation going on at the old Frangipanis restaurant building with mounting excitement – first it was torn apart, then giant concrete beams added, and windows redone, and a second floor added… what was going to happen to this landmark of our suburb?
The good news is that early in the new years the new, bigger, better, brighter Frangipanis opens.
It’s been a labour of love for the new majority owner, Sandy, a Woodstock resident of thirty years, along with manager Paul, who was a fixture of the “old” Frangipani and now a partner in the business (he’s also a ten year ’Stock veteran).
Another familiar face from before is Gairo, and the team is joined by a young new chef, who has worked at a few venues including the Lord Charles and recently the Old Biscuit Mill.
The idea is pretty much in line with what went before – it’s a daytime estblishment, open from 7:30am to 6:00pm, serving breakfasts and sandwiches, with a ‘home cooked’ style buffet for lunch: meat and vegetarian curries, stews and soups, roasts, pastas.
Sandy’s main brief is quality and fair value for money.
The new Franigpanis will also have a deli section, still being constructed, featuring a cold meat and cheese selection, as dwell as pickles, olives, condiments and some dry goods. People in the area are welcome to put out their wares on Frangipanis shelves (on a pure consignment basis initially).
The new Frangipanis is being set up to cater to two markets – residents and visitors wanting a tasty relaxed place for a meal, and providing “ready cooked” meals for the growing ranks of professionals working in the area to take home.
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