Elsa Rall, Somerset West
A number of years ago a lot of effort and probably money went into clearing up the river bank and building walls against flooding, etc. It was really well done and a pleasure to enjoy walking there, etc.
Unfortunately, it has been neglected since and is in a really bad state. The banks are overgrown and once again people are living under the Andries Pretoruis bridge. There is even a (permanent) shack on the island a number of metres down-river from the bridge.
A huge amount of rubbish has also been dumped on the bank below the open space where that big ruin was finally demolished. I sincerely hope that the responsible municipal department will look into the matter.