SOUTHBROOM NEWS - APRIL 2007


A SOUTHBROOM RATEPAYERS, CONSERVANCY & COMMUNITY POLICING INITIATIVE.

This newsletter is intended for ratepayers & residents of Southbroom, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

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>> MOTHER NATURE STAMPS HER AUTHORITY

The highest spring tides in 80 years have left massive destruction in their wake and have caused about half-a-billion rands worth of damage to Hibiscus Coast infrastructure.

The assault started in the early hours of Monday 19th March and the full force of the perfect moon, sun and earth alignment was experienced the following day.  Added to the effect of this phenomenon, which occurs once in every 18 years, were the excessively strong south westerly winds and resulting storm surf.

South Coast beachfronts literally crumbled under the surging seven-metre waves and at sunrise on Tuesday 20th, residents were overwhelmed at the damage.

Whilst the structures at Southbroom Main Beach escaped unharmed, the lower reaches of the formal steps and beach showers to Granny's Pool were washed away and the ablution block (main picture) faces total demolition.  The lifesavers building at Umkobi beach also took a hammering and is possibly beyond repair.

Every effort is being made to have the rubble cleared from these popular venues before the Easter season.

>> SECTOR POLICING MEETING - SATURDAY 7 APRIL 2007

Please make every effort to attend the Public Meeting to be held at the Southbroom Golf Club at 09h00 on Saturday 7 April 2007.

SAPS Director Moodley will be addressing ratepayers and residents on the way forward and the role that the Southbroom community can play in crime prevention.

>> DOMESTIC WORKERS WATCH - FRIDAY 13 APRIL 2007

Workers in the area are often in the 'know' and can play an important role in crime prevention in the area. 

Please encourage your domestic workers to attend the inaugural Domestic Workers Watch meeting to be held at the Southbroom Community Centre at 12h00 on Friday April 13th, 2007.

SAPS will be addressing the meeting and creating an anonymous 'hot-line' to encourage people to come forward with information.

>> GOOD HOMES REQUIRED FOR INDIGENOUS SAPLINGS

Please collect an indigenous tree from the Southbroom Community Centre and plant it in your garden.  The Centre is open between 08h00 and 09h00 on Tuesdays and Fridays.  A donation to Southbroom Conservancy would be appreciated.

>> SINCERE THANKS TO SOUTHBROOM SUPERMARKET FOR REFURBISHING AND REPOSITIONING OUR NOTICE BOARD & BOX

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