WORKING TO PROMOTE AND PROTECT THE
INTERESTS AND WELFARE OF THE MEMBERS
OF THE ASSOCIATION.
The focus is on civic pride and building good relationships with the providers of municipal services - be they regional, local, or their independent contractors.
The Association has an holistic approach and strives to maintain the aesthetic qualities and order of every aspect of the village.
Its success has been the strength and generosity of its membership. They have enabled the Association to speak with a stronger voice, and to enter into public-private partnership to tackle items for which there was no, or insufficient, municipal budget.
SOUTHBROOM URBAN IMPROVEMENT PRECINCT (UIP)
Thanks to the support of the then Hibiscus Coast Municipality and 98% of ratepayers, the municipal area of Southbroom, sea-side of the National Road, is now an Urban Improvement Precinct - an area from which the Municipality collects and additional levy from ratepayers in order to put ratepayers in a position to manage the provision of additional municipal-type services. The initial focus of the Southbroom UIP was the provision of additional protection/policing manpower into the village via SAPS Sector Policing. In the future, the UIP mechanicm could be used for any municipal-type service that the majority of ratepayers vote to enhance, currently street champion pothole repairs has been on the to do list with the SPOA supplying cold tar to residents to assist in repairing our roads.
Southbroom Property Owners Association, a Section 21 Company (Association not for gain), manages the funds collected by the municipality. Municipal and ratepayer representatives serve on the Board, but the day to day management, in terms of an approved business plan, rests with the ratepayers.
The green lung of the Southbroom Golf Club, the un-spoilt Admiralty Reserve, and the 350,000m2 of land zoned conservation are what make Southbroom such a special place.
With the blessing of the Hibiscus Coast Municipality and Delta Environmental Centre, the custodian's of Natural Heritage Site Number 125 (Frederika Nature Preserve), Southbroom Conservancy aims to:
"Preserve in perpetuity the natural environment of coastal and riverine forest, coastal bush and grasslands, for the benefit of the creatures occurring there and the delight of future generations of humankind".
The formation, aims, and objects of a Community Policing Forum are embodied in National legislation to facilitate South Africa's fight against crime.
For the community to enjoy a lower crime rate, it needs effective policing. For the police to be more effective, the community needs to share its "eyes and ears".
This formal partnership between police and community results in joint identification and prioritisation in solving crime related issues. The Community Policing Forum also becomes the platform for community fears to be voiced and poor police/community relations and service delivery to be addressed.
Contact us on 039 316 6760 or WhatsApp 076 152 4930.
For many years Southbroom had a municipal library, next to the current Police station in the village, which was well run and well supported. Unfortunately just over ten years ago the Municipality decided to close our beloved Library. Many Southbroom residents are retired or semi-retired and reading is an important part of their life, but the library is also well utilised by the whole community including children. Losing the library was not an option so the community needed to find a way to save it.
A group of volunteers got together and persuaded the municipality to allow them to continue to use the building and facilities. The present library is funded by Southbroom Ratepayers Association, donations and fund raising. This enables the volunteer “librarians” to keep up to date with demand and regularly purchase new books. The majority of maintenance and upgrades to the building have been carried out using library funds and donations and the gardens are maintained by local resident, avid gardener and historian Libby Cochrane.
There are presently 11 friendly volunteer librarians who man the library on a rotational basis. Pop into the library and you will always find someone there ready for a chat.
The library has an excellent selection of children’s books, which are very popular especially in holiday periods, as well as a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction to suite every taste. If you are looking for something specific they will do their best to find you the right book.
TUESDAYS, THURSDAYS & SATURDAYS: 09.00 TO 12:30
OUR REGION BOASTS A VARIETY OF UNIQUE SELLING POINTS THAT SET IT APART. THESE INCLUDE:
~ The area’s affordability
~ The natural abundance and phenomenal scenery
~ Safe swimming beaches, including five with Blue Flag status
~ Perennially warm weather
~ An abundance of excellent golf courses – known as The Golf Coast
~ Unique experiences such as the annual Sardine Run, the highest gorge swing and world’s smallest desert
~ Numerous outdoor activities including surfing, fishing, diving and hiking trails
~ A variety of incredible bird- and wildlife, including truly unique marine animals.