We didn't get answers, say Westlake residents after meeting councillor

Last week, residents took to the streets and handed over a memorandum to councillor Penny East and on Tuesday night they met her to get feedback on their demands.

FILE: Westlake residents hand over a memorandum of demands to ward councillor Penny East on 4 June 2018. Picture: Kaylynn Palm/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - The Westlake Development Forum says it’s disappointed with the outcome of a meeting with the ward councillor regarding concerns over service delivery and housing.

Last week, residents took to the streets and handed over a memorandum to councillor Penny East and on Tuesday night they met her to get feedback on their demands.

They want more health facilities, an additional community centre, a taxi rank and housing opportunities.

The forum’s Amanda Nobande said: “None of those 11 demands… are like 'okay we’ll do something'. They didn’t have answers to some of our questions, but they’ve known of our demands for a while. We didn’t get the answers that we wanted.”

(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)