A SOUTHBROOM RATEPAYERS, CONSERVANCY &
COMMUNITY POLICING INITIATIVE.
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Urgent Urgent Urgent !!
To all potential voting
residents of Southbroom - there will be a Bye Election for
Ward 1 on December 9th 2009.
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.
you need any explanation phone Bruce Mackenzie
039 316 8786 or
083 702 1311
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
Christmas Beach Walk
David Halle will be organizing a walk in December. Watch out
for details in the Herald.
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
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.
One Year Old
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.
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
(approx. 10 km per leg)
the leg affecting Southbroom
residents takes place on
Sunday 15th November
for full details
of this leg and remaining legs please
here to contact David
Nov 28th & Nov 29th
09h00 to 17h00
Saturday 19th Dec
are invited to attend and to vote in the new committees.
General Meeting Southbroom Ratepayers Association
General Meeting Southbroom
Association (Urban Improvement Precinct) & Community Police
Sunday 20th Dec
by Candle Light
picnic hamper, beverages and deck chairs and whatever you
do, don't forget the children. They made it extra
magical last year.
Carol sheets will be provided.
Parking at the
If you want to
enjoy a guided walk of the Bushbuck Trail please arrive at
Our congratulations go to Melody & Bernie
Vorster on the official opening of the Karma Yoga Centre.
For more details please call:
039 316 8658
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.