We just received this from our 'friendly' neighbourhood watch. sometimes I'm just so embarrassed to live where we do amongst the people we do. It's the last line that makes me hang my head in shame. Get a life folks!

"This week was a quieter week in our area although we did discover vagrants bedding down with their household goods on the field opposite Cherrywood Gardens in Bizweni Road.

 Last Friday I drove past and saw someone bathing in the river and on further investigation, he advised that he was living in the drain pipe / under the bushes further down the field. Residents from Oakbridge that boarder the field, should you see or hear anything untoward on the opposite side of your fence, please do not hesitate to contact our Police or your Security Company for them to come and investigate. If we allow any vagrants to infiltrate our area, it will be extremely difficult to get rid of them again."

I knew there was a reason why I don't like my neighbours much. Personally, if I see someone bathing in the stream and living in the storm drain I'd be more inclined to take him some food than get the police to chase him away.


  1. I totally agree with you.. Shuffling people in need off is not the answer.. Feeding them, clothing them, finding suitable living arrangements might be on my top 10 list of "To Do's" but then the homeless are my passion over here and as in most cases, as I've discovered, the authorities are not the best ones to go to in these circumstances.. Or any other circumstance if the truth be told, at least here..
    Facepalm is right!

  2. Hello. Thanks for commenting on my blog! If I was your neighbour I would be embarrassed to have such an attitude to my fellow man. I hope they are never in the position of having to wash in a river or live in a drain. How awful! I am glad you take such a caring view.

  3. Thanks guys!

    Sometimes I feel like a lone voice out here. Apartheid may have finished but the attitudes of the whites wealthy are often deeply tragic.

  4. My town has a little tent city that popped up last fall of homeless, mainly families. So sad. I tried calling around to churches to try to get someone interested in a drive to help them with blankets, coats, things for the cold winter, food and sadly I couldn't seem to spark an interest in anyone to want to help those people.

    1. Sadly, as much as I love the local church we can be pretty rubbish at times.


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