Winston Park, KwaZulu-Natal

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Winston Park
Winston Park is located in KwaZulu-Natal
Winston Park
Winston Park
Winston Park is located in South Africa
Winston Park
Winston Park
Coordinates: 29°47′50″S 30°47′40″E / 29.79722°S 30.79444°E / -29.79722; 30.79444Coordinates: 29°47′50″S 30°47′40″E / 29.79722°S 30.79444°E / -29.79722; 30.79444
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceKwaZulu-Natal
MunicipalityeThekwini
Main PlaceGillitts
Government
 • Ward CouncillorRick Crouch[1][2][3] (Democratic Alliance)
Area
 • Total5.18 km2 (2.00 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[4]
 • Total2,772
 • Density540/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African13.3%
 • Coloured0.7%
 • Indian/Asian2.8%
 • White82.8%
 • Other0.4%
First languages (2011)
 • English81.7%
 • Zulu7.3%
 • Afrikaans7.0%
 • Xhosa1.3%
 • Other2.7%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
3610

Winston Park is a small residential area that lies between Gillitts and Hillcrest in the Upper Highway Area of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

Properties in the area are relatively expensive and houses range in size from small condominium developments to several mansions.

There is a small school called Winston Park Primary School, situated at the entrance to the renowned Jan Smuts Avenue. Jan Smuts Avenue is the suburb's main street and is lined with approximately 2 km of very large and old Plane Trees. Winston Park hosts the Gillitts Sports Club, consisting of the separately managed Gillitts Squash Club and Gillitts Bowling Club - situated in Vian Road. The field adjacent to the squash courts was once home to the Highway United soccer club, but is now a designated community sports and recreational field for the use of local residents.

Winston Park also forms part of the Comrades Marathon route, and every year the residents flock to the four way stop and Old Main Road to cheer on the runners. In the 2010 race the 14:00 cut off point was based near the Winston Park Caltex Garage.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Councillor ready to tackle problems hands-on
  2. ^ Independent Electoral Commission - 2011 Election Results
  3. ^ Ward 10 - Official Ward 10 Councillor Web Site
  4. ^ a b c d "Sub Place Winston Park". Census 2011.
  5. ^ "Comrades Full Route Map 2010" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-07-14.

Sources[edit]

  • The Highway Mail, 1 June 2011.
  • The Hilltop, 2 June 2011.
  • Independent Electoral Commission (South Africa), 9 June 2011.