New group putting Aubin Grove on map

Front row: Community of Aubin Grove treasurer Carl Terblanche, president Chamonix Terblanche, secretary Jolande van Nispen and Sara Montecchia with Irene Orpello.Back row: Sophi Smalberger, Mikail van Nispen, Anje van Nispen and Thomas Smalberger holding Monaco Terblanche.
Front row: Community of Aubin Grove treasurer Carl Terblanche, president Chamonix Terblanche, secretary Jolande van Nispen and Sara Montecchia with Irene Orpello.Back row: Sophi Smalberger, Mikail van Nispen, Anje van Nispen and Thomas Smalberger holding Monaco Terblanche.

Aubin Grove has not had community group representation since the former residents association dissolved in 2013.

But there has been a push to change that, with an AGM to be held tonight to attract new members to the Community of Aubin Grove.

President Chamonix Terblanche, a resident of the area since 2006, said Aubin Grove was one of the few suburb without a representative group looking out for the area�s needs.

�Every community needs glue to hold it together and make it prosper beyond being a place you sleep and eat in, but a proper living community environment,� she said.

�A residents association provides this additional level to a suburb.�

She said pressing issues included the capacity of Aubin Grove Primary School, congestion around school drop-off and pick-up areas, and issues associated with the future train station.

Meet at 6.30pm at Aubin Grove Community Centre.