Domestic Worker's Forum
Please encourage your
staff to attend. Their interaction and co-operation with our Sector Police is
critical to fighting crime in Southbroom.
Centre at 13h00 on Friday 17 September 2010
Southbroom has returned a majority vote
in favour of the continuation of the 'Special Rating Area'.
Of the 1069 Southbroom properties,
660 (61.7%) votes were received:
> 603 (56.4%) in favour;
> 57 (5.3%) against.
We thank the Southbroom community for
their continued support of this initiative.
The matter will be on the HCM Council
Agenda on 31 August 2010.
Sector Police Station
Our Community Police Station will be
relocated from Imbezane Road to the Southbroom Community Centre in the near
This decision was taken in response to
constructive criticism received during the UIP voting process.
The new location will improve
visibility and place our Sector Policing operation in the heart of the village.
Furthermore, SAPS Reservists appointed
to man the telephones will receive additional training to ensure good telephone
technique, improved diction, and sound knowledge of the Southbroom street names
The ex-Police Station premises will
serve as the Community Centre.
PLEASE HELP: Criminals need
to be convicted
Our police risk their lives to arrest crime suspects but they keep on having to
let them go free!
Because we, the complainants, are often not prepared to give witness in court
and, without our testimony, suspects walk free.
This might be because our permanent residence is not in Southbroom and, having
received the insurance replacement, its both cost and inconvenience to return
down south? We possibly also dread wasting our time in court and fear that,
having made the effort, the case might be postponed?
The police have assured us that, when an out of town witness is present, the
case will proceed even if only to receive their testimony.
The police need all the assistance we can give them to rid our streets of
criminals. Please make every effort to help them - see your case through.
SAPS has advised that, in an effort to 'encourage' witnesses to appear, in future stolen
goods will only be returned to the rightful owner after the court case.
Our work cannot continue without your support
The annual subscriptions of
Southbroom Ratepayers Association and Southbroom Conservancy
are R200 each. Please support these community efforts and
make payment as follows:
Ratepayers Association: Standard Bank Margate 057528,
Account Number 053386744
Conservancy: Nedbank Port Shepstone 139828, Account Number
E-mail proof of payment, your details and stand number to
Sincere thanks to those Ratepayers and
Residents who have paid their subscriptions.
Policing Forum Chair:
Concerned Residents Against Pollution Chair:
James (Jim) Davey
Land line: 039-316-6595
Keeping the boards out of Southbroom
The Hibiscus Coast Municipality
is offering ratepayers a 4% concession on the current 2010/2011 rates levied
amount (not on arrears or other s
COASTAL CLEAN UP:
Take to the
beaches with a black bag
A pollination ecology research team
headed up by Prof Steve Johnson at the School of Biological & Conservation
Sciences, UKZN in Pietermaritzburg, is assisting Ms Kirsten Patrick with her MSc
project on the Aloe thraskii. She is being helped in the field at the
moment by Dr Karl Duffy, a post doc from Ireland.
One of the aspects of Kirsten's project
is to identify the m
Growing from strength to strength
In order to protect the books from the severe
humidity of our coastal conditions, a Dehumidifier / Air Conditioner has been
installed. Not only w
Keeping them out of Southbroom
With the Festive Season fast approaching, we need
to encourage residents and visitors to consider our wildlife, pets and
life-style and to refrain from celebrating with fireworks.
To increase awareness, it is intended to place banners at
both entrances - "Please. No Fireworks."
If you have any other suggestions to still the Big
Monkey proof your solid waste
If you are a permanent resident, please
consider purchasing a 'wheelie-bin' to contain your black bags on refuse day. If
you are not, and need to put your refuse bags out on any day other than Monday,
please consider placing a secure metal basket on your pavement.
Wheelie bins and various sizes and designs of
metal baskets are available from Lood van Eden at Professional Security in Eagle
Road, Southbroom. Why not buy local - delivered to your door and
Call Lood on 082-558-1075.
What a difference you made to our lives