SOUTHBROOM NEWS - MARCH 2008

A SOUTHBROOM RATEPAYERS, CONSERVANCY & COMMUNITY POLICING INITIATIVE.

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>> PUBLIC MEETING - TOWN PLANNING - HAVE YOUR SAY

Please attend this important Public Meeting at 10h00 on Wednesday 26 March 2008 at the Southbroom Golf Club.

Dr Jeff McCarthy will present his "Report towards the implementation and enforcement of the Mpenjati/Southbroom town plan for ecologically sensitive and sustainable coastal development."

Provincial and Local Government will respond prior to discussion being opened to the floor.

We look forward to active community participation in this initiative.


>> ART BY THE SEA EXHIBITS AT SOUTHBROOM SQUARE

You are invited to the opening of an exhibition of paintings and sculptures at Southbroom Square on Thursday 20 March at 17h00.

Art by Sea has been in existence for 36 years, an amazing achievement, and its membership includes many well known local artists that deserve our attention, support and encouragement.

'Local is lekker' so come along and share the evening with friends.

Art Link Gallery is alongside Southbroom Elite Estate Agency. Wine and snacks will be served.


>> SIGNAGE BYLAWS AND SIGNAGE POLLUTION

Pending formal amendment of the Signage Bylaws, we appeal to all ratepayers to assist - please do not to grant permission or permit signage to be erected on your property or road verge.

The signage sub-committee, which comprises members from all  estate agencies resident in Southbroom, has certainly done an excellent job in improving the aesthetic appeal and value of the village. The removal of estate agent and garden services sign boards has made a huge difference.


>> BEACH WALK - MPENJATI TO SOUTHBROOM

Members of Southbroom Conservancy will lead a beach walk from Mpenjati Reserve to Southbroom main beach on Easter Sunday, 23 March 2008.

Meet at Southbroom main beach car park at 06h30. Transport will leave for Mpenjati at 07h00 sharp.

It is a 9km walk that takes 2 to 3 hours and dogs on leashes are welcome.

Those attending should wear a costume, t-shirt, slops and hat, and remember to bring along a water bottle and sun-block.


>> BICYCLE SQUAD PATROLS SOUTHBROOM

SAPS Sector Manager, Inspector Welcome Shusha has added bicycle patrols to his squad in an effort to ensure a safer Southbroom.

Eight Police Assistants have taken to the road, (you will notice them in their burgundy shirts and helmets), and results to date are promising.

Please remember to greet our Police Reservists on their lonely patrols and to offer them a glass of iced-water every so often!


>> GLOW WORMS, SUNDOWNERS AND A WALK IN THE PARK

Hundreds of glow worms (fire flies) are still in Eyles Park and it really is a phenomenon worth seeing. They come out at around 19h00 and Southbroom Conservancy would love you to see them.

So, bring your deck chairs, sundowners and picnic baskets to Eyles Park at 17h00 on Sunday 23 March 2008. Southbroom Conservancy will lead a walk through the Bushbuck Trail and, whilst you savour your wine and delectables, the glow worms will put on the show.

DATES TO DIARISE

20 MARCH 2008

17h00

SOUTHBROOM SQUARE

Art by the Sea Exhibits at Southbroom Square

23 MARCH 2008

06h30

SOUTHBROOM MAIN BEACH CAR PARK

Beach Walk - Mpenjati to Southbroom

23 MARCH 2008

17h00

EYLES PARK

Glow worms, sundowners and a walk in the park.

26 MARCH 2008

10h00

SOUTHBROOM GOLF CLUB

Public Meeting

Town Planning

Have your say

URGENT REQUESTS

FURNITURE

Please donate your surplus furniture and utensils to the Southbroom Police House.

We urgently need easy chairs, wardrobes, pots, pans, and utensils.

Click to E-mail CPF Chairman Dick Holtshausen and we will collect.

SEWING TEACHERS

The Domestic Sewing initiative urgently needs volunteers to assist on Tuesday afternoons.

Click to E-mail Joy Crutchfield even if you can only do one afternoon a month.

GOOD NEWS

The pothole crews started in Southbroom last Monday.

Tenders are in process for the repair of storm sea damage which includes new facilities at Granny's Pool.