SOUTHBROOM NEWS - NOVEMBER 2009

A SOUTHBROOM RATEPAYERS, CONSERVANCY & COMMUNITY POLICING INITIATIVE.

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>> SRA REPORT

Urgent Urgent Urgent !!

To all potential voting residents of Southbroom - there will be a Bye Election for Ward 1 on December 9th 2009.

Please make sure you are registered to vote in Ward 1 as many of the people who voted at the Paradise Caravan Park (on the inland side of National Road at Marina Beach) may well find that they are registered in Ward 2 which is predominantly Ramsgate.

You can register at the IEC at Port Shepstone until Thursday the 5th of November - take your ID document with you to register.

If you need any explanation phone Bruce Mackenzie on

039 316 8786 or 083 702 1311

>> SOUTHBROOM CONSERVATION

International Beach Clean Up
The International Beach Cleanup 2009 was held on Saturday, 19 September, and the Southbroom Conservancy was involved in this initiative. Thank you to David and Sally Wigley, Peddy and Helen Bam and Doug and Heather Campbell for cleaning our beaches from Granny’s Pool to Nkobi. They were pleased to find that our beaches are relatively free of litter but did nevertheless fill a number of refuse bags.

Hibiscus Shoreline Challenge
David Halle’s very successful beach walk from Hibberdene to Port Edward has now reached our part of the coast. On Sunday, 1 November, the walk departed from Lucien Beach in Manaba and ended at Southbroom main beach. On Sunday, 15 November, the walk will go from Southbroom main beach to Impenjati and the final walk will take place on Sunday, 29 November, from Impenjati to Port Edward. All the walks start at 7.30am and transport is arranged from the finish back to where the walk started. These walks have been very well attended with walkers remarking on the beauty of our coastline and the excellent organization and friendliness of everyone. Look out for information on these walks in the Herald.

Christmas Beach Walk
David Halle will be organizing a walk in December. Watch out for details in the Herald.

Open Gardens
Nature’s Cottage in Southbroom Avenue will be having an open garden on 28 and 29 November from 0900 to 1700. Proceeds from this will be donated to Crags View Wild Care Centre. On each day between 1400 and 1500 Crags View will be giving a presentation/demonstration on the role they play in our area.
Three gardens in Umtentweni will be open to the public on 14 November and proceeds will go to conservation. Watch out for details of these open gardens in the Herald.

Let's Protect Our Natural Vegetation
The Southbroom Conservancy would like to draw your attention to a path which has been hacked through the dune bush to the beach, south of Granny’s Pool near the entrance opposite “The Roost”. This is unacceptable and if we do not respect the importance of our indigenous vegetation, we will have degradation of our dunes and an infestation of alien plants. Please be conscious of preserving our natural heritage and report any such activity in the future.
 

>> LIBRARY NEWS

One Year Old

The library, as we know it now, is one year old! It went uncelebrated, but we are planning great things for the December holiday period. There is going to be a cake table with delicious homemade cakes, savoury tarts, and all sorts of fancy stuff to tempt you. We will have an Art Exhibition of our local artists on the same day. It will be a fun day for everybody. Please bring your friends and family and come to join in the celebrations with us. The final date has not been finalised, but watch the Press for details!!.

New and Old Books

The new books bought recently have proved most popular and we are planning to purchase more new ones in December.
We have a number of duplicate books on the shelves and have decided to sell these at R10.00 each to the public. Anybody interested is most welcome to purchase these books at the bargain prices mentioned.

Donations

We are truly grateful to all of you who have donated books or made financial contributions. Your generosity ensures the success of our very special Library.

DATES TO DIARISE

Nov 1st - Nov 29th

70 km Shoreline Challenge

  (approx. 10 km per leg)

the leg affecting Southbroom residents takes place on

Sunday 15th November

from

Southbroom to Impenjati

starting at

7:30am

for full details of this leg and remaining legs please

 Click here to contact David

Nov 28th & Nov 29th

Nature's Cottage

Open Garden

09h00 to 17h00

Saturday 19th Dec

All Ratepayers are invited to attend and to vote in the new committees.

Annual General Meeting Southbroom Ratepayers Association

Saturday 19th, Dec 2009;

09h00

at the

Southbroom Golf Club

Annual General Meeting Southbroom Property Owners Association (Urban Improvement Precinct) & Community Police Forum

Saturday 19th, Dec 2009;

10h00

at the

Southbroom Golf Club

Sunday 20th Dec

Carols by Candle Light

18h00, Eyles Park

Bring your picnic hamper, beverages and deck chairs and whatever you do, don't forget the children.  They made it extra magical last year.

Candles and Carol sheets will be provided.

Parking at the Tennis Courts.

If you want to enjoy a guided walk of the Bushbuck Trail please arrive at 17h00.

Congratulations

Our congratulations go to Melody & Bernie Vorster on the official opening of the Karma Yoga Centre. 

For more details please call:

039 316 8658

Ilala Boulevard

The official opening of

Ilala Boulevard

was a big success and the Southbroom community are enjoying all the convenience this boulevard offers the village.

Once again a big thank you to everyone who contributed to this Newsletter and,  as always, a special thank you to Sheena James for all the photos.