Advice office revamp

Stanley Baker, a member of the Community Work Programme, paints the bathroom.

The Heideveld advice office was revamped last week as members of the Community Work Programme (CWP) spent their 67 minutes of service for Mandela Day cleaning up the premises.

About 65 members of the CWP painted the office – inside and out – cleaned up around the premises and removed dirt from the field next to the office.

Mugidien Barnes, acting co-ordinator of Heideveld advice office, thanked the CWP and the volunteers for assisting the community with social issues.

“We don’t have a person seeing to the maintenance of the office so we appreciate the CWP coming out today.”

The CWP also handed over cleaning materials to staff of the advice office.

Graham Barnes, site manager of the CWP, said they had conducted an assessment to see which buildings were in need of a revamp. He said the advice office had a daily intake of up to 150 people a day.

“The immediate need we identified was painting inside and outside. We also have 160 people doing volunteer work in Heideveld today,” he said.