SUPPLEMENTARY VALUATION ROLL:
The Ratepayers Association would like to bring to your attention the
Supplementary Valuation Rolls which are now available on the Hibiscus Coast
Municipality Website www.hcm.gov.za (Southbroom falls under Impenjati).
We would advise all ratepayers to check their updated valuations;
if you feel your valuation is excessive it is your responsibility to lodge an
objection with HCM on the required form which you can download from the website.
The Southbroom recycling depot at the entrance to the Southbroom
Community Centre and Municipal Offices (behind the Bowling Club) in Imbezane
Drive, has been up and running successfully for several months now and we would
ask all home owners to support this Conservancy initiative.
There is no need to separate your recycle waste, merely pop all
your clean plastic, paper, cans etc into a pink bag (available from the Store).
You can even include glass but there is a separate glass igloo which may be more
SOUTHBROOM TENNIS CLUB
The Tennis club would like to invite
all visiting tennis players to join them on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays
at 2pm at a small cost of R30 for an afternoon. Tea, Coffee and biscuits are
served after the games.
Visitors can also hire a court for R30
even when the Club is closed (please place your money in the honesty box
The Club are delighted that from mid
January until mid March players will have the opportunity to get some excellent
coaching and up their game with the assistance of Ernst Lukawinsky from Austria,
who has been coaching for 4 years. All monies raised from coaching fees will be
donated to charity.
The Club would also like to thank the
Ratepayers Association for financial assistance towards some much needed
maintenance work, some minor repairs should be completed in time for the holiday
season, while the resurfacing of two courts will be undertaken early in 2012.
The Southbroom Bowling Club would like
to invite visitors to come and play Tabs in on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
at 14H15. Friday is “Sundowner Bowls” starting at 15H15. If you did not
bring your bowls the club has some which you can loan.
The quiz evenings have been a popular
event at the Bowls club this year and the last quiz of the year will be held
on Friday 9th December.
Christmas Lunch will be on Friday
For further information contact Hans:
082 871 3097.
CAROLS IN THE PARK
MONDAY 19TH DECEMBER - GATES OPEN 5pm
Enjoy an evening of carols and conversation, hosted by Ramsgate Conservancy and
Lions at Bellevue Estate (opposite pistols) There is a kiddies play area where
the children can run around in a secure environment while parents and
grandparents relax with their chosen beverage.
Father Christmas will be coming around to hand out sweets to the children and we
would ask parents to provide each child with a gift to give to Santa for
distribution to the needy.
Lions will be selling Boerewors Rolls and drinks but you are welcome to bring
your own picnic basket and don't forget your chairs and/or blanket.
will be minimal, children free. Queries - Sally Booker : 039 316 6097
Policing Forum Chair:
Concerned Residents Against Pollution Chair:
James (Jim) Davey
Land line: 039-316-6595
A very warm welcome to all our friends
and visitors from up-country, we do hope we have seen the back of the awful
weather we have been having the last few weeks, a bit of rain was welcome but
now it would be good to see some sun so our visitors can enjoy some beach time
during the December holidays. We have wonderful beaches in Southbroom but if you
are taking the plunge, please keep to the designated swimming areas, whilst the
rocky pools are temping, there are dangerous currents and even experienced
swimmers can be swept out to sea.
GENERAL MEETING: Saturday 17th December
The AGM will be held at 9am at the Golf Club, Notice of Meeting and Agenda has
already been circulated. We look forward to meeting you there and getting your
HUNTERS NEW YEAR PARTY
AT SOUTHBROOM MAIN BEACH
Southbroom will again play host to the
popular new year party at Main Beach. Music will be supplied by Good Luck and
East Coast Radio’s Rowan Clelland. Gates Open at 18h00. Tickets are R150 pp and
are available from Computicket or Realty 1, Southbroom. For more information
contact Wozani Africa Events: 082 812 7944.
GRANNIES POOL developed a leak a couple of months ago which has,
unfortunately, taken some time to identify, however Conservancy have now taken
the matter in hand, the leak has been found and the repairs will be carried out
at the next spring tide on 9th December.
Workers will be operating in the area, bringing in materials etc
so we would advise beach goers to stay away from the area for a couple of days
until the job is completed. We do apologise for the inconvenience.
Howard Kelly, Chairman of the Lower
South Coast Claims Group, and his committee have been working tirelessly for
several years now on behalf of all landowners in our area. Ratepayers
Association have supported the LSCCG on your behalf and Howard reports that
progress is being made, albeit very slowly. The matter is currently in the hands
of an advocate and should soon be heard in Land Claims Court.
Congratulations to the newly appointed
Southbroom/Impenjati Tourism Association committee, Chaired by Gary Purtell
assisted by Vice Chair Craig Booth.
In the past Southbroom/Impenjati had a
strong Tourism Association but for various reasons it broke up a couple of years
ago, it is therefore good to see it up and running again with new and
enthusiastic members. It is important for our area that we are represented at
South Coast Tourism in order that we can control the type of tourism we attract
to our area.
We wish them all the very best in
their endeavours and will be working closely with them.
The Southbroom Library is open on
Tuesday and Thursday from 9am till 4pm and Saturday from 9am until 11am.
Visitors are encouraged to pop in and
have a chat with the friendly volunteers who will help you select your holiday
reading from the well stocked shelves. Money has been trickling into the
Development Bottle (rather disappointingly) and donated books of good quality
have also been coming in very slowly, please we need more urgently. Southbroom
Ratepayers have kindly assisted with an annual grant which helps towards the
buying of new books in December and April. There are also some excellent
“surplus” books available for sale at R10 each. Visitors need not worry that
they cannot return their books because the library is closed, you may place your
books in a packet with a note of your name and contact details and hand them in
at the Southbroom Store for one of the volunteer librarians to collect.
While you are browsing in the Library
don’t forget to check out the stunning Christmas Hamper which includes wine,
choccies all the usual goodies, buy a couple of tickets (2 for R20) and the
hamper could be yours.
We love them and we hate them therefore we must learn to live
Please, NEVER FEED THE MONKEYS and remember that refuse is
only collected from domestic households on MONDAY so please do not put out your
black bags out on any other day otherwise the monkeys will spread your refuse
all over the road.
If you are closing up and leaving and cannot get a servant or
neighbour to put out your bags please consider investing in a refuse bag cage.
These are available from Professional Security Systems in Southbroom who will
install a standard cage which holds 3/4 bags for R1500 + VAT. Call 039 316 8355,
“Fish” style and custom built cages are available on request. If you recycle you
will be surprised how little refuse you are left with.
annual influx of Barn Swallows to our area is something rather unique and
special; if you have never witnessed the swallows coming home to roost in the
evening, then pop down to the Umkobi lagoon with your picnic basket, either on
the Southbroom or Marina Beach side, just before dusk and watch these little
birds just disappear into the reeds, quite an amazing site.
As COP17 and Climate Change are
currently in the headlines, the following article is quite relevant:
CLICK HERE for SANBI Media Release on Bran Swallow Migration Patterns on the
THE DO’S AND DON’TS OF
YOUR SEPTIC TANK
Jim Davy and John
Kinghorn do an outstanding job, acting as “policemen” to ensure our sewerage
systems are working properly and our beaches and lagoons are kept clean and free
from contaminants. However each homeowner is ultimately responsible and Jim
would like to bring this to your attention.
Folks, the Christmas
season is again upon us, please keep in mind our septic sewage disposal systems.
All holiday residents must be made aware of the "Do's and Don'ts" of septic tank
operations. Only the good stuff, no plastic products, no rubber products, no
stompies, no ladies textiles and no nylon products - PLEASE.
The "CRAP" team would
also like to commend the owners and trustees of the Esmeralda Complex for their
support by revamping their disposal system.
Regards - Jim
Septic tank friendly products and treatments are available from the Southbroom
LIBRARY BRIDGE DRIVE
On Wednesday 19 October the Southbroom
Library hosted a bridge drive to raise funds to be able to buy new books before
Christmas. Kate Clarence opened her home and B&B, The Golf House, as a venue for
the occasion. The 40 bridge players who supported the event had a fun morning of
bridge and a delicious tea and lunch. Drinks were served on the veranda
overlooking the sea and golf course.
The two Stellas, Stella Reid and
Stella Scott, were the winning bridge players and many other prizes were up for
grabs. With the generosity and help of so many people the Library was able to
raise close on R4600. Richard and Les Savage were the best golf cart drivers in
town, ferrying the players up and down Kate's steep driveway. The occasion was a
wonderful joint effort of so many people and clearly displayed the great
community spirit of Southbroom.
The Library would like to thank
Ramsgate Stationers, Bargain Books, Reflect Accessories, Derek and Sheena James,
Sarah Seth, Kan Quip Upholstery and Soft Furnishings, Sensasia Spa, Denise
Durham, Migamed Pharmacy and Margate Furnishers who kindly donated prizes. A big
thank you also to all those people in Southbroom who donated food and wine for
the occasion and to Kate Clarence for the wonderful venue.
Your Ratepayers Association is very
much aware of the poor state of our roads; we update problem areas with the
Municipality on a regular basis and they assure us that the work is being
carried out but unfortunately progress is frustratingly slow.
Please keep to the 40kph speed limit
and drive carefully around our village, especially during the holiday season
when children and walkers with dogs are out on the roads.
We would like to wish everyone a
wonderful Christmas and good health and happiness for 2012. Travel safely if you
are going away for the holidays and please come back soon if you are visiting.
Jackie Pratt - Secretary