At the conservancy we aim to protect and enhance the natural environment of the Pennington village to the benefit of present and future generations of residents and visitors to the area. To this end we carry out out various projects with the support of the local government. The day to day running of the conservancy is done by the committee with the help of a small staff and a group of dedicated volunteers. The funds for the financing of these projects comes from the Kiosk, membership contributions and donations by corporate and private sponsors.
The Pennington Conservancy held their AGM on Saturday 23 March 2019 at Relton Hall. At that meeting the following people were elected onto the Committee:
– Mike Lillyman – Chairperson
– Marcel Verleur – Green Team
– Albert Louw – Impithi
– Claude Leroy – Impithi
– Casper Strydom – Recycling
– Colette Carty – Recycling
The Conservancy employs only a small staff of 12 people, most of them working at the Kiosk. The manager, Heinz Holler, has been at the Kiosk since the conservancy took control in 2008. Since that time there have been some staff changes but more recently the staff have settled down.
With a more stable and longer serving staff it was possible to delegate responsibilities resulting, amongst others, in the appointment of Nqobile Princess Cele, aka Princess, as assistant manager.
The Kiosk also makes use of volunteers , some during regular operation, others during special events.
Apart from a small staff all the work is done by volunteers. Without the volunteers there would be no Conservancy. It also means that with more volunteers more work can be done.
- Admin and Accounting
- Assistance at the Kiosk
- Recycling Waste
- Events and Activities
At the time of the AGM on 23 March 2019 the conservancy had 240 registered/paid-up members. Membership fees are R 150 per year to be paid on the 1st of March of each year. The preferred method of payment is by EFT. The Pennington Conservancy banking details are given below. Make sure to reference any payment with your surname and initials.
To become a member, to update your details or to check if you are a paid-up member you have to fill in the “Membership Form“. When you are a paid-up member you will receive confirmation by return email. This email will also act as a receipt with respect to any payments made by you to the Conservancy.
If you would like to receive updates and notifications about upcoming events please give your cell phone number. You also have to add the Pennington Conservancy number +27 66 371 5631 to your contacts and send a WhatsApp to that number.
Thank you to all our past and present members for your support and welcome to our future members. Without you there would be no Conservancy.
Account name: Pennington Conservancy
Branch Code: 220 227
Account Number: 62224995219