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If you could choose any special place in the world to live, then surely St. Francis Bay would feature high on your list. In order to preserve our village and its amenities, it is critical to have an Organization that works with the Local Authorities to preserve our Environment and to Maintain & Improve our facilities. The St. Francis Bay Residents Association fulfils this role.

The St. Francis Bay Residents Association consists of Portfolios on The Beach, Municipal Services, Canals, Environmental, Land-Use, Nuclear, Tourism, Fire Protection, Social Services, Finance, Security, Valuations and Secretarial & Communication.

Regular emails are sent out to all Members keeping them informed about matters in the village and alerting them to issues that need their attention. The SFB Residents constantly interact with the Municipality in order to improve service delivery and act on behalf of residents where required.

DAILY SNIPPETS

26 January 2015

Please note that the recycling and refuse drop-off point opposite the municipal offices in Assissi Drive has been closed by Council.  We have put up a sign asking people not to leave refuse there.  This has already been ignored as well as the sign pulled out of the ground.  Please clearly understand that Council decided to close this as it was being totally abused by residents and visitors to St Francis Bay who were dumping their household refuse, which was then being scattered by the pigs which in turn became a health hazard.

We would request those property owners who are considering alternative measures to the current rock revetments to communicate their thoughts to the residents association so that the overall plan can be properly co-ordinated.  Ben Rheeder, our Ward Councillor, requested that the SFB Residents Association administers all correspondence pertaining to this issue.

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22 January 2015

Councillor Ben Rheeder has asked the Residents Association to co-ordinate all activities pertaining to the ‘Save St Francis Bay Beach Project’.  Anyone who would like to give input is more than welcome to do so.  This should be forwarded to:  contact@sfbresidents.org.

The issue of our beach has now become a serious problem and must be addressed as a matter of urgency.

14 January 2015

Due to the numerous complaints especially relating to sewerage and refuse removal, your Residents Association has written to the Municipal Manager voicing these complaints and demanding a meeting with Council as a matter of urgency to address these issues.

The R90,000 spent by the Residents Association during 2014 on issues that council should have addressed have never been acknowledged nor a letter of appreciation received.

18th December 2014

Final work had to be done to Ann Avenue’s access to the beach.  A big thanks to Duncan Lethbridge Junior who did this work, which include the off-loading of many truckloads of sand and the placing of thatch grass.  Even though the Residents Association requested Duncan to do this he did not charge us.  Once again a big thanks to Duncan.

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2nd December 2014

This was posted on the SFBRA Facebook page.  We have taken the liberty of forwarding this to the Municipal Manager, Mr Fadi, as further indication of the dissatisfaction felt by a Kouga ratepayer.

Bruce Anderson Just spent a week in St Francis Bay….cannot believe the state of the roads and very little effort being shown of repairing them – worst I can ever recall. The garbage in Humansdorp main street on arrival and on the road out to St Francis was disgusting. Likewise the dumping of garbage on the side of the road to Cape St Francis. Again, I can never recall the place being such a pig sty. The only place we saw council employees was around Harbour Road where they were picking up litter (there was not a lot to start with and a much of the time was spent testing the benches). Credit to the RA for their interventions, without which the area would be in a worse state but it is not acceptable that the Council is allowed to carry on in this manner. Full support for interventions/pressure/complaints to higher bodies