Clarens Square: 26 March 2016

Notice from Clarens Community Forum

Dear Clarens,
Clarens Square: 26 March 2016

The NG Church in Clarens has for, at least, the last 20 years hosted a flea market on the square on Easter Saturday. All the proceeds of this market are used to uplift the community of Clarens. The church is involved in feeding schemes, schooling and a host of other charity initiatives.

Easter Saturday (26 March 2016) is a very important day for the continued support of the various community projects the church contributes towards, and has become an institution on the annual calendar of events in Clarens.

We have become aware that the AGS Church in Bethlehem has booked the square on the 26 March 2016 for its own market.

As business owners and residents of Clarens, we strongly object to this as all the funds generated will be taken out of the community of Clarens and put to use in the Bethlehem community. We feel that any charity event held on our square needs to be for the raising of funds that are directly put back into the Clarens community. This is of vital importance for the continued support of the various outreach programmes into the community.

We herewith request consent of business owners and residents of Clarens that support this petition.

Kindly respond to this notice granting the CCF permission to add your name/business on the list, accompanying the above letter directed to the Dihlabeng Municipality. If you have signed the initial form, we appreciate your support.

We trust that you will attend to this petition as a matter of urgency in a fair and timeous manner.

Yours sincerely,

Clarens Community Forum