Train service to the town stopped a while back but the building was in use as recently as 2011, but is now in an advanced state of stripping by vandals.
|The station in 2013. It is worse now.|
In the long term, ideally, we should get train service back. In he meantime, the building could be a great community resource. If Transnet doesn’t want it, it could be transferred to a community organization to renovate, secure and maintain. In a town with so much unemployment, allowing a valuable resource like this go to ruin is a terrible waste – and we want out trains back.
Please support this campaign by sharing on Facebook, twitter, mailing lists – and any other way you can spread the word,
Here are places where you can sign a paper petition form in Grahamstown:
- Cory Library, Rhodes University
- The Cover Up
- Earth’s Produce
- Fort England Hospital
- Friar Tuck
- Frontier Arms
- Fusion Speciality Food Shop
- Lungi and Ingram’s Farm Stall
- Makana Tourism
- PG Glass
- Pam Golding Properties
- Provost Coffee Shop, Rhodes University
- Relish coffee shop
- Richard’s Car Wash
- Sally Scott Art Classes
- Sunnyside Nursery/Tea Garden
The petition closes 12 September 2014, so please do not delay, and spread this around to your contacts.
I also encourage you if you live in Grahamstown to join GRA. At R10 per year, it is affordable and we need weight of numbers for campaigns like this – especially as the town has been placed under administration. Click here for a form.
A short form of the petition address to put in emails (copy from here and paste): http://goo.gl/pzuIsn. For your convenience here is the petition form.