Family street dining and trading comes to Mitchells Plain

06 Jun 2022 in Where We Govern

Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis brings the City of Cape Town’s family street dining and trading experience to Mitchells Plain on 16 June 2022. The event is aimed at benefitting local businesses and trading, and giving residents an open air dining experience.

Following on from successful events in other parts of the city, the street closure event will take place on AZ Berman between Kerrem and Trampoline/Charlie Streets from 12:00 to 20:00 on 16 June.

Certain streets will be closed to vehicles and opened for pedestrians only, allowing vendors and traders to use the street space.

The day will be filled with family fun, including kids activities, local cuisine, arts and crafts and local entertainment.

‘Many restaurants, vendors and traders are still struggling to recover from the impact of the pandemic and the City is committed to doing what it can to ensure they get through this. At the same time, we are giving our residents, who have been stellar during the national lockdown, when going out was prohibited, an opportunity to support local businesses and enjoy what’s on offer within their communities. We invite residents to come out and support this,’ said Mayor Hill-Lewis.

On the 16th, street closures will be in effect from 09:00 to 22:00. Alternate parking will be available for affected residents and vendors.

The objectives include providing businesses and vendors with the opportunity to maximise their income in a time of capacity restrictions, improving the urban environment in key economic precincts and encouraging more pedestrian thoroughfares in support of businesses and avoiding significant impact on traffic flow.

‘Smaller-sized businesses help to create and sustain jobs and at the same time, will have the area buzzing with shoppers and tourists. The support of the community means a great deal to a small-business owner and I encourage residents to support the event and in turn their communities,’ said the Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, Alderman JP Smith.

The event, including local entertainment and a kiddies play area, is free of charge.