A SOUTHBROOM RATEPAYERS, CONSERVANCY &
COMMUNITY POLICING INITIATIVE.
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(housebreaking) in July,
this is slightly higher than normal
the crime rate increased over
the holiday season but it has since decreased.
are being investigated.
Please yet again be vigilant
with regard to securing your property, car etc and report
any suspicious people and or activity and above all
- Important Telephone Numbers
Below are the
telephone numbers to call if you have queries regarding the
flood lights on the main beach or general street lighting.
1). Flood Lights - talk to Jashri
on 039 315 6365
Street Lights - Phone 0860 037566 - you will need
your Eskom account number to report any faults, etc.
>> SRA REPORT
Public Water Quality
Since December 2007, a testing regime of
Southbroom Ground Water Run-Off has been instituted and its findings
are detailed in a recent report.
A summary of the
conclusions of these measurements is printed below. Anyone
interested in receiving a copy of the full report can email the Southbroom Ratepayer's secretary.
here for full report
For Southbroom Village’s future.
1. There are only three options when it comes to treatment of our
a. A “Water Borne” system. This would be extremely expensive, with
capital costs of over R80 000.00 / Lot to install, and monthly fees
thereafter. This level of capital expenditure is not feasible in the
near to long term.
b. The “Conservancy Tank” system. This is an option in the case of
poor soil conditions but should not be considered as the whole
solution. The provision of “honey suckers” and the infrastructure,
needed to service this option as the total solution, is not
available. The damage to the Village light duty roads by these
trucks is massive, and the facilities to treat the sewerage
discharged are woefully inadequate at present, even without the
c. The “Septic Tank” system. This is what we have and is our only
solution! It is vital that we, as residents, make sure that this
system works, and that we all contribute by monitoring and treating
our systems intelligently."
- Back In Business
The new facilities at Granny's
Pool were opened by Hibiscus Coast Mayor Nolwazi Shusha on June 5th.
In usual fashion, the Southbroom community gathered to celebrate
(with snacks and ‘tea’ on the beach) and a wonderful evening was
enjoyed by all. The weather was beyond picture perfect and, under
the rising full moon, Southbroom Conservancy floated candles out on
the pool to mark the occasion and to celebrate World Environment
The remedial work at Granny's Pool is the
first of the ‘Tidal Surge Projects’ to be completed on the
South Coast and the facility is proof that good can come out of bad. The
ablutions are now set higher on the dune and include ramps
for the disabled,
a viewing deck and showers.
Special thanks go to Johan Pretorius of Southbroom Timber Homes, the
successful tender, who did a great job and added many special
touches over-and-above the contracted scope of work. Thanks also to Southbroom Conservancy for organising the evening and to Paul
Reid-Robertson for organising the music.
Ablution Block Before The Storm
Ablution Block After The Storm
As Of 5th
SOUTHBROOM GOLFERS SUPPORT CONSERVATION
75 sponsors and good golfing weather helped make The
Conservancy Fund Raising day a great success. Despite
recessionary times over R35000 was raised.
role in the community is vital. The 350,000m2
of conservation land, the Admiralty Reserve and the Golf
Course make Southbroom such a special place. The
conservation areas have been neglected for many years and
the focus is to restore the natural trees, bush and
grasslands and protect the wild life in these areas.
A big thank
you to Southbroom Golf Course and all the players and
list has been posted in the Library and at the Southbroom
Val & Pearl we congratulate you both
on all your hard work-it paid off!!
-Della Kempthorne & Viv Date congratulated by
Mens - Justin Knott & Phil Hollick
The day was a
great success mainly due to the hard work of three ladies -
Pearl McGregor, Val Holtshausen and Heather Campbell.
12 Brand new
books have been added to the library, purchased with your
money, which was initially given with this in mind. Please
come and visit us and take them home to read. Thanks
to all of you who made this possible. Another batch is going to be added
Jim and Lorraine Cook have very kindly given to the library
a computer, printer and a scanner, in perfect condition. We
want to thank them sincerely for this kind donation.
We can now consider putting all our books on record.
Angel Wings Care Centre
wonderfully kind and caring people who
household articles, money, etc to the organisation 'Angel
Wings Care Centre' from Paddock, thank you so very much. The
this project came to fetch
everything on Wednesday and said they will write a
little note thanking all who contributed
from Southbroom. A businessman from Port
Shepstone financed them with a chicken project a
while back. It went well until a BEE farm next door started
the same enterprise. This BEE Company is selling chickens at
a loss to the detriment of Angel Wings. Janndre, the manager
of Angel Wings, is offering their chickens for sale to
Trevor, who is willing to take orders and sell it at cost to
the public. Trevor also provides
bread at a very special price to Angel Wings. How's that for
Community Service! Please, go and place your orders
with Trevor at
the Southbroom Supermarket next week. It will be so
Once again our deepest thanks to
everybody donating books to the library.
It keeps on arriving and we are truly thrilled.
DATES TO DIARISE
Sept 6th- Nov 29th
70 km Shoreline
7 legs (approx. 10 km per leg)
To be held on 7
Sundays commencing on Sunday 6th September and finishing on
Sunday 29th November. The leg affecting Southbroom
residents takes place on
Sunday 15th November
for full details
of this leg and the other 6 legs please
here to contact David
REFUSE REMOVAL TIME SCHEDULE
DOMESTIC REFUSE REMOVAL
*Even if Monday falls on a Public Holiday
*Refuse may only be put out on the day of collection.
*It is an offence to put your domestic refuse out before the
*Please do not put domestic refuse near or in the concrete
BUSINESS REFUSE REMOVAL IS ON MONDAY AND FRIDAY.
cases domestic refuse is collected if it is on the business
This area is
being investigated as a possible spot for a skip for those
people who leave Soutbroom before the allotted refuse
Southbroom Supermarket is in the process of moving to the
Ilala Boulevard along with the Post Office -good luck Trevor
Congratulations on the successful opening of "Coffee On
The Square" - it is great to see so many people
supporting this wonderful addition to Southbroom.
is awaiting receipt of its license and hopes to be
operational in August.
latest we have heard about the garage is that it is waiting for the
canopy to arrive.
SEEN ON THE MAIN BEACH
Whale-watchers and beach-goers got a huge surprise on
Saturday 18th when an Eskom truck crashed through the stone
wall barrier at main beach. Fortunately, the driver managed
to swerve to avoid the lifeguard building and nobody was
hurt. Later, a larger Eskom truck arrived to winch it back
onto the road.
NOW ALSO OPEN ON SATURDAYS ...
VISIT US ON:
Tuesdays: 09h00 - 16h00
Thursdays: 09h00 - 16h00
Saturdays: 09h00 - 11h00
Once again a big thank you to everyone
who contributed to this Newsletter and special thanks
to Simon Max Bannister for the main photo, and as always,
our own Sheena James for all the other photos.