SOUTHBROOM NEWS - STOP PRESS - DEC 08

A SOUTHBROOM RATEPAYERS, CONSERVANCY & COMMUNITY POLICING INITIATIVE.

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CAROLS BY CANDLE LIGHT - NOW 21 DECEMBER 2008

>> YOUR VOTE IS IMPORTANT

Please make every effort to attend the Southbroom Ratepayers Association AGM on Saturday 20 December 2008 at 09h00 at the Southbroom Golf Club.

Ratepayers and residents will decide by majority vote:

  • The recommended way forward for Main Beach Tidal Pool

  • To uphold the current Town Planning Scheme, or not.

  • The 6 members of the incoming committee.

Current committee members Bruce Mackenzie, Kingsley du Plessis, and Graham Volck offer themselves for re-election. Graham has made himself available for the position of Treasurer. Further nominations will be made by the floor.

Please note that the Chair and Vice-Chair of Southbroom Ratepayers Association and the Chair and Vice-Chair of Southbroom Community Policing Forum serve the Board of Southbroom Property Owners Association, the Section 21 Company that conducts the business of the Southbroom Urban Improvement Precinct (UIP).

>> ACT - AGAINST CRIME TOGETHER

Housebreaking Crime has reduced year on year in Southbroom. Statistics for the last two months follow:

MONTH

2007

2008

October

11

3

November

10

6

Every effort is being made to ensure that Southbroom residents and visitors are safeguarded over the season and that December stats return an all time low:

  • Your CPF (Community Policing Forum) has contracted 2 additional ADT vehicle patrols 24/7 during the season

  • In total, at least 5 armed response vehicles will be in the area during the season - 3 ADT, 1 Chubb, and 1 Maser

  • Our Sector Policing patrols will be bolstered by additional SAPS resources

  • Hibiscus Coast Municipality have added significant manpower to municipal policing which will also be in evidence in Southbroom

Please ACT - help to drive crime out of Southbroom:

  • Harden the target

  • Test your burglar alarm - is it working properly?

  • Activate your alarm

  • Improve exterior lighting

  • Be observant

  • Report criminal or suspicious activity:

SAPS SOUTHBROOM

039-316-6760

SAPS MARGATE

039-312-9865

HCM CALL CENTRE

039-682-5555

Southbroom Sector Manager, SAPS Inspector Welcome Shusha, warns  residents to be mindful of being followed. Organised crime hit Trafalgar this week when a resident was followed to their doorstep after drawing a substantial amount of cash from a bank in Margate.

>> TREAT YOUR SEPTIC TANK

Septic Tank treatment products are now available at Southbroom Supermarket. They will also be on sale at the Southbroom Ratepayers Association Annual General Meeting - Saturday 20 December 2008, 09h00, Southbroom Golf Club.

Southbroom ratepayers and residents can substantially reduce E. Coli counts through effective and safe septic tank operation.

>> SUPPORT SOUTHBROOM LIBRARY

Please visit the library - the improvements that our community volunteers have made are incredible. Sign up as a member, select your reading, browse the art on sale, and enjoy a biscotti with your cuppa!

So many people have come forward to assist this valued project and, if you can assist, the following wish list remains:

  • A vacuum cleaner

  • Bookshelves

  • A Trolley to shelve the returned books

The Southbroom Library Team thank:

  • Leonie van Deventer (past librarian) - for always being at our beg and call.

  • Candida Amm - coffee machine and very outstanding magazines

  • Wendy Huddy (Johannesburg) - for stacks of children's books and adult fiction

  • Sharon (the S/B Hair Queen!) - outstanding, brand new children's books

  • Joy Crutchfield - bookshelf and coffee table

  • So many others for donating such a magnitude of books

Southbroom Library is open on:

TUESDAYS

09h00 - 16h00

THURSDAYS

09h00 - 16h00

SATURDAYS

09h00 - 11h00

DATES TO DIARISE

Thursday

18 December 2008

Time: 18h30

Venue: Southbroom Golf Club

Event: Annual General Meeting of Southbroom Golf Club

Saturday

20 December 2008

Time: 09h00

Venue: Southbroom Golf Club

Event: Annual General Meeting of Southbroom Ratepayers Association

Time: 10h00

Venue: Southbroom Golf Club

Event: Annual General Meeting of Southbroom Community Policing Forum (CPF)

Event: Annual General Meeting of Southbroom Property Owners Association (UIP)

Sunday

21 December 2008

Time: 17h00

Venue: Eyles Park, Southbroom

Event: Guided walk of the Bushbuck Trail

Time: 18h00

Venue: Eyles Park, Southbroom

Event: Carols by Candle Light

Bring your picnic hamper and deck chair and enjoy a relaxed evening and fellowship of friends. Park at the Tennis Courts.

Tuesday

6 January 2009

Time: 16h00

Venue: Eyles Park, Southbroom

Event: Guided walk of the Bushbuck Trail

Time: 17h00

Venue: Southbroom Tennis Club

Event: Annual General Meeting of Southbroom Conservancy

Pam Osborne, who has tackled Everest, Kilimanjaro and Machu Picchu will share the nature she encountered along the way.

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MUNICIPAL BYLAW

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Notice No: 66
Gazette: KwaZulu-Natal
Date: 20041202

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