Fencing with a flourish
There have been two big painting bees to improve the look and lifespan of the long wooden fence between Steyne Ave and the railway track. The first was way back in 2008 when 200 locals arrived with paint brushes to give the fence its first lick of paint. In 2018 another enthusiastic group of locals gave the fence a further facelift.
In 2011 the rail underpass walls were lowered and a reed themed galvanised fence was installed as a feature. This fence allows light into the underpass and has a safety role as well as being attractive to look at. This fence was designed by local landscape architect Linda Kerkmeester who also designed the galvanised fence around café corner and later the beach signage and bridge balustrade.