It is evident that the issue of illegal dumping has always remained unabated and many are now concerned about the various health risks involved.
Sources reveals that one person was arrested for illegal dumping of toxic waste and angered community leaders, community policing forum members and ward councillors gathered at the scene to discuss a way forward.
The recent heavy downpour has led to an overflow of water, faeces and dirt at the couple’s Leo Avenue home.
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.