GWELO, Wednesday, November 16, 1966 — The Mayor, Clr CJ Roux, has appealed to people both in the residential and industrial areas to try to improve the appearance of their properties. If they cooperate, he says, it will help a great deal to improve the appearance of the town.
Permission has been given to the youth movement at Gwelo to use the old strip road between Athlone Drive and the Gwelo River on the Salisbury Road for a cycle and box car race for young people on a day during the Christmas school holidays. The council was told by the secretary of the movement that this is one project in a series of activities which have been arranged to keep as many young people as possible off the streets and “out of mischief” during the holidays.
The Rhodesia Motor Boat Association has allocated the power boat trials regatta to the Gwelo Club — the tentative date for this function being December 10. The club has been given control over the main water of Whitewaters Dam on this date. Give way signs will be erected at the intersections of Ninth, Eighth, Seventh, Sixth and Fifth Streets with Allan Wilson Avenue at Gwelo at a cost of about £50.
Clr JR Redmond pointed out that because traffic used Allan Wilson Avenue as a main thorough fare a number of accidents had occurred at these intersections. When next year’s estimates are considered, consideration would be given to the extension of the dual carriageway from the industrial sites turn off to the Bata Shoe Company entrance, and to the possible construction of a dual carriageway from the Selukwe rail crossing to Thornhill High School.
The intention of the Lions Club to erect “Welcome to Gwelo” signs on approach roads to the town have been agreed to in principle. The Umvuma Road at Gwelo will be surfaced shortly.
Twelve food stalls will be erected at the Monomotapa Beerhall at a cost to the council of $410.Six fruit and vegetable stalls will be built in Mkoba No 2 township. The rent for these would be £2 a month.