Bosmansdam / N7 interchange upgrade on the cards

James Vos recently announced a much needed upgrade is on the way.


  • The installation of concrete media barriers on the N1 in the vicinity of the N7 interchange.
  • Upgrading of road traffic direction signs on the N1 and N7.
  • Extension of the existing left lane of the N1 (direction Paarl) to the Monte Vista Boulevard off-ramp. This lane currently merges with the second lane from the left but will continue to the Monte Vista Interchange. There will therefore be 2 lanes leaving the N1 at Monte Vista.
  • Addition of a west-bound (towards Montague Gardens) lane on Bosmansdam Road approaching the eastern terminal of the N7/Bosmansdam Interchange.
  • Addition of a short west-bound lane on Bosmansdam Road between the eastern terminal and the bridge over the N7
  • Addition of a right-turn lane to the east-bound (towards Bothasig) approach of Bosmansdam Road to the eastern terminal of the N7/Bosmansdam Interchange.
  • Re-marking of the link between east- and west-bound carriageways of Bosmansdam Road (at the eastern terminal of the interchange) to provide two right-turn lanes towards Montague Gardens.

Bains Way Undeveloped Open Space

In a recent feedback report from Councillor Vos the following information was made known to us:

Edgemead we can look forward to some positive progress in Bains Way in future years. I am sure that you will agree with me that that the undeveloped open space in this road has caused many problems to the local community as far as dumping and squatting is concerned. After many years of numerous meetings and letters we have now finally received confirmation from the Provincial authorities that this site is allocated to the Edgemead High School for sporting purposes. I am very excited with the outcome of this matter as it now provides the Edgemead schools with an opportunity to further their development and promotion of sport and recreation amongst our youth. We now require the support and backing of business and community to turn this unsightly bush into pleasant sporting grounds for the enjoyment of everyone.

If you would like to offer your support please contact us or get in touch with Councillor Vos directly.

2011 Municipal Elections Registration – Take 2

You have a second chance to register if you missed the opportunity earlier this month.

Registration for the local government elections will be held on the 5th and 6th of March, 2011. Registration locations for Edgemead are: Edgemead community hall, Edgemead high school and Edgemead primary school. Registration is open from 8am – 5pm.

More information can be obtained from the IEC website where you can also check your registration status.

January Issue

January issue is now available for download. You should have received your printed copy last week Thursday.

There are two versions: One of a smaller size, but noticeably lower resolution images. The higher resolution version will look much better, but is not recommended for people with slow internet connections.

Edgemead News January 2010 Low Resolution (3.2Mb)
Edgemead News January 2010 High Resolution (7.7Mb)

Recycling Points

As some of you may already have noticed, the recycling igloos at the Edgemead Library have been removed. Their new home is now alongside the existing igloos at the Edgemead Shopping Centre.

If you have items other than those that can be dropped off at the igloos you can visit the Tygerdal, Welgelegen or 5th Avenue Parow drop off sites.  The following items can be dropped off: Paper, Plastics, Cardboard, Metal, Glass bottles, Tetra-Pek, Polystyrene, Electronic Waste, Mixed Recyclables and other materials. Mixed recyclables e.g. mingled paper, plastics etc. These recyclables are not sorted into different recyclable streams. Any “other” recyclables apart from what is listed in the table above, e.g. white goods, wood, bricks, etc.

These materials are then taken to the recycling companies in the industry, such as, Consol, Mondi, SA Metal, Recycling associations, etc.

You can locate all these sites from the map page.

December issue is here!

Our latest issue should be in your postboxes shortly. For those of you with the benefit of the internet you can grab the latest copy in PDF format from the links below. A big thank you to Lee and Kurt Engeler for offering to help out with this issue while we wait on tender offers for future issues. If you are interested in taking on this challenge you can find more information on page 12.

There are two versions: One of a smaller size, but noticeably lower quality images. The higher quality version will look much better, but is not recommended for people with slow internet connections.

Edgemead News December 2010 Low Quality (2.2Mb)
Edgemead News December 2010 High Quality (8.6Mb)