Certain Chatsworth residents are using the bank as a dumping ground and this has caused an eyesore to motorists travelling along the highway.
Residents in the area feared that the beautiful Durban Metropolitan Open Space Systems (DMOSS) area in Silverglen Drive was under a serious threat and called the Land Invasion Unit, who responded within minutes.
According to residents living in the area, there had been numerous incidents of mugging and robberies especially during winter, when people leave early and there was no lighting.
Ward 68 councillor, Aubrey Snyman who was contacted also made numerous calls to the municipality.
Cllr M Dasarath said the inconvenience was highly regretted especially since many elderly people were affected.
Costing an estimate amount of about R200,000, the land situated in Road 713, Montford now boasts a variety of plants and trees, a jungle gym and a slide for children to enjoy.
The awareness and education programme was conducted by various speakers and encouraged the community to get involved by taking control of the waste and crime issues in these areas.
Our coastline is one of the key drivers of tourism to our city and its pristine condition needs to be protected.
Following this, illegal dumpers are warned to refrain from dumping as they will be prosecuted.
The 68-year-old cash-strapped amputee is left distressed every time he tries to exit and enter his home as a municipal manhole, which is situated in front of his driveway, restricts his access to the road.
“An estimated time for repair is 24 hours. We ask that all residents in eThekwini remain on high alert as more areas may be affected,” – eThekwini Municipality.