Ward 18 is in the north east of Harare, and is loosely demarcated by the area between Borrowdale Road, Harare Drive and Enterprise Road.
Suburbs in Ward 18 include Borrowdale, Philadelphia, Umwinsidale, Hogerty Hill, Greystone Park, Quinnington, Colray, and Glen Lorne.
The biggest suburb is Borrowdale, well known as Harare’s wealthiest neighbourhood. On the outskirts of town is Borrowdale Brooke, and the new Brooke View an elite residential estate built around a golf course. Surprisingly, neither Borrowdale Village nor Borrowdale Race Course are in Ward 18, and although are on the very edges, in fact fall under Ward 17.
Several of Harare’s private junior and senior schools are in Borrowdale namely St John’s College, St John’s Prep, Heritage School, and St Michael’s Prep. There are also good government schools in the ward including Borrowdale School, and Greystone Park.
Running nearly the full length of Ward 18 is the Umwindsi River, one of the longest flowing rivers in the city, and because of its comparable remoteness, it remains relatively unpolluted. (See: www.hararenews.co.zw/2014/04/know-your-rivers-the-umwindsi)
Ward 18 has two parks, Blair Park which adjoins Ballantyne Park, and Staley Park. Negotiations with the city are currently under way to revamp the parks to their former natural beauty in conjunction with local residents.
A new addition to Ward 18 is the Multifaceted Arts Domain which opened in February this year along the Enterprise Road in Glen Lorne. Its founders hope to create a space for all mediums of artistic expression from music through to photography.
The Borrowdale Residents and Ratepayers Association is a community initiative hoping to tackle the various issues faced by residents such as water provision and waste management. They are currently looking for volunteers to get involved.
Contact Chairman Marek Dergiman on 0712 702 674.