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Community and Cultural Affairs

This is a new BBRA portfolio under the leadership of Louis Wessels.

The first initiative is to present interesting talks and other activities on a regular basis. To this end the BBRA recently purchased and installed a new data projector and screen and upgraded the sound system. It is trusted that with these improved facilities the Crassula Hall will be used more regularly. Our new hall manager, Manda Malan, can be contacted on 082 781 4597 to do bookings.

Our first speaker will be Gert Claassen who has a passion for visiting and exploring the most remote parts of the world. His talk is on a lost city that he found in a jungle in Brazil and the origin of which will amaze most people.

Come and join us at 18h00 on Tuesday 24 March in the Crassula Hall!

Louis is also our representative at the Hangklip Community Care Centre (HCCC) which centre has for many years been doing sterling work at the Lakeside Chapel. Have a Google look at their activities. It is trusted that this will strengthen the existing relationship between the two organisations (we already share a treasurer). The Home-based Assisted Independent Living (HAIL) project also stands to benefit.

Neighbourhood Watch, safety and security

The AGM of the Neighbourhood Watch took place on Saturday 22 February 2020 in the Crassula Hall. There was a good turn out with about 120 attendees. Wayne Jackson was elected as new chairperson and Rob Morrisby as the new co-ordinator. It is trusted that the Neighbourhood Watch will with renewed energy and the support of the community look after our safety in Betty’s Bay.

At the meeting it was also resolved that an amount of R100 000 from the Neighbourhood Watch fund be ring-fenced for the future purchase of cameras.

Our chairperson, Bill Steyn, maintains contact with the Municipality regarding the provision of security cameras. It appears that some cameras will be installed during the current financial year (i e before 30 June), but that the balance would have to be referred to the next budget. The BBRA has already made the necessary representations.

Baboon Matters

During February the residents of Sunny Seas were paid home visits by our mountain friends. In the main they were content to forage for food in nature but unfortunately residents who failed to take precautionary measures had uninvited house guests with varying degrees of calamity.

Residents are once more urged to protect their doors and windows and to place refuse only in baboon proof bins. The Municipality has committed itself to stricter law enforcement as this will benefit the whole community.

Most of the permanent residents have access to a WhatsApp group that monitors baboon movements and provides advance warnings. The main culprits who spoil the situation are tenants and visitors who fail to take the necessary precautionary steps.

Owners are urged to make tenants aware of the baboon protocol.

One of our committee members, Renee Bish, is monitoring baboon activities in our area. If you are interested in this project or wish to make constructive comments, she can be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Coastal footpaths

This project to create new coastal footpaths and link existing ones was given a boost when a group of residents from Sunny Seas in conjunction with the Municipality’s Environmental Officer, commenced with the identification of a well-defined footpath from Rockway towards the sea. The remaining footpaths that are not environmentally friendly will thereafter be rehabilitated. These residents use their own funds and sweat equity to carry out the work and in the process they promote a community spirit.

Readers who are interested in this initiative are invited to offer their services as we welcome all constructive support. Contact Werner Zybrands at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Commercial and community nodes

The BBRA’s initiative to review the existing commercial and community nodes in Betty’s Bay has gained momentum. The first draft master plan was presented to all property owners in the Clarence/Porter business zone on 26 February.

The response was very positive and a more detailed proposal, underpinned by the findings of the Municipality’s consultants will be discussed by end of March. Everyone realised there would be no instant solutions but also firmly believe that the dream can come true.

Any person interested in this study or who wishes to participate is invited to contact Werner Zybrands at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Karon Scholefield at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Street name signs

The issue of the recently erected illegible street name signs on Clarence Drive is still being followed up with the Municipality.

Renewal of Membership

Your membership is now up for renewal at a nominal amount of R75,00 per person per year. Please renew as soon as possible!

Please encourage your friends and neighbours to join and strengthen our numbers and voice. Application forms can be found on our website www.bettysbay.info 

Comments on our newsletters are appreciated and also ensure that we address your needs. Bring any service delivery or other problems concerning our area to our attention by sending an email to Karon Scholefield at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with copies to Adrian de Kock at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and to Werner Zybrands at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Gemeenskaps-en kulturele sake

Hierdie is ‘n nuwe portefeulje van die BBBV onder leiding van Louis Wessels.

Die eerste inisiatief is om op ‘n gereelde basis interessante praatjies en ander byeenkomste aan te bied. Vir hierdie doel het die BBBV pas ‘n nuwe dataprojektor en skerm vir die Crassulasaal aangekoop en geinstalleer terwyl die klankstelsel ook verbeter word. Dit word vertrou dat met hierdie geriewe die saal meer gebruik sal word. Ons nuwe saalbestuurder is Manda Malan en sy kan by 082 781 4597 bereik word om besprekings te doen.

Die eerste praatjie word deur Gert Claassen, ‘n persoon met ‘n passie vir reis, veral na minder bekende plekke, aangebied. Die praatjie handel oor ‘n verlore stad in ‘n oerwoud in Brasilië wat hy opgespoor het en die oorsprong waarvan meeste mense sal stomslaan.

Kom luister gerus om 18h00 op Dinsdag 24 Maart in die Crassulasaal!

Louis is nou ook die BBBV se verteenwoordiger by die Hangklip Community Care Centre (HCCC) wat al vir jare besondere werk by die Lakeside kapel verrig.Google hul gerus vir meer besonderhede. Daar word geglo dat dit tot almal se voordeel is dat die bestaande bande tussen die twee organisasies (ons deel reeds dieselfde tesourier) verder versterk word. Die Home-based Assisted Independent Living (HAIL) projek kan beslis by groter samewerking baat vind.

Buurtwag, veiligheid en sekuriteit.

Die jaarvergadering van die Buurtwag het op Saterdag 22 Februarie 2020 in die Crassulasaal plaasgevind. Daar was ’n besonder goeie opkoms (ongeveer 120 persone) en ‘n nuwe voorsitter, Wayne Jackson, en ook koördineerder, Rob Morrisby, is verkies. Dit word vertrou dat die Buurtwag nou met hernude toewyding en samewerking van die gemeenskap na die veiligheid van die Bettysbaaiers sal omsien.

Tydens die vergadering is ook besluit dat ‘n bedrag van R100 000 uit die Buurtwagfonds uitsluitlik vir toekomstige aankope van verdere kameras aangewend mag word.

Ons voorsitter, Bill Steyn, bly in gesprek met die Munisipaliteit oor die aanbring van kameras. Dit blyk dat bepaalde kameras nog in die huidige finansiële jaar aangebring kan word, maar die balans moet nog voor begroot word. Die BBBV het reeds die nodige vertoë gerig.

Bobbejaansake

Gedurende Februarie het inwoners van veral Sunny Seas gereelde huisbesoek van die burgers van die berge ontvang. In die algemeen het hul rustig kos in die natuur gesoek, maar ongelukkig was daar byna daagliks gevalle waar inwoners òf nie hul huise teen indringing beveilig het nie òf huishoudelike vullis is bloot op sypaadjies gelos.

‘n Dringende beroep word weer eens op inwoners gedoen om te sorg dat vensters en deure beveilig word en om slegs bobbejaanbestande vullishouers te gebruik. Nadat vertoë tot die Munisipaliteit gerig is, is onderneem om strenger teen wetsoortreders op te tree.

Die permanente inwoners is redelik paraat veral omdat daar ‘n aktiewe WhatsApp-groep is wat die beweging van die bobbejane monitor en mede-inwoners waarsku. Dis egter veral huurders en vakansiegangers wat agterlosig optree en dan die lewe vir almal versuur.

Eienaars word dringend versoek om huurders behoorlik in te lig. Een van ons komiteelede, Renee Bish, moniteer deurlopend die aktiwiteite van die bobbejane. Indien die projek jou interesseer of jy positiewe kommentaar wil lewer, kontak haar gerus by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Kuswandelpaaie

Die inisiatief om nuwe kuswandelpaaie te skep en bestaandes te verbind, het ‘n hupstoot gekry toe ‘n groep inwoners van Sunny Seas, in oorleg met die omgewingsbeampte van die Munisipaliteit, begin het om ‘n duidelik voetpad vanaf die parkeerterrein in Rockway na die kus te ontwikkel en al die ander paadjies wat nie so omgewingsvriendelik is nie, te rehabiliteer. Hul gebruik eie arbeid en finansies en bevorder in die proses die gemeenskapsgevoel. Belangstellende inwoners kan Werner Zybrands by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.kontak.

Kommersiële en gemeenskapsentrums.

Die BBBV se inisiatief om bestaande kommersiële en gemeenskapsnodes te hersien, gaan steeds volstoom voort.

‘n Eerste konsep meesterplan van die sakesentrum by Clarence en Porter is op 26 Februarie aan eienaars van sakepersele voorgelê. Die reaksie was uiters positief en ‘n meer gevorderde uitleg, tesame met die bevindinge van die munisipale konsultantfirma, sal einde Maart bespreek word.

Almal besef dat daar nie kitsoplossings is, maar is nietemin oortuig dat ‘n droom bewaarheid kan word. Enigiemand wat kommentaar wil lewer of betrokke wil raak, word uitgenooi om Werner Zybrands by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. of Karon Scholefield by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. te kontak.

Straatnaamborde

Die onleesbare straatnaamborde wat onlangs op Clarencerylaan aangebring is, word steed met die Munisipaliteit opgevolg.

Lidmaatskap

Jou lidmaatskap kan teen ‘n nominale bedrag van R75,00 per persoon per jaar hernu word. Doen dit asseblief!

Moedig asb vriende en bure aan om by ons aan te sluit en sodoende ons getalle en stem te versterk. Aansoekvorms kan op ons webtuiste www.bettysbay.info gevind word.

Terugvoer op ons nuusbriewe sal verseker dat ons die werklike behoeftes van die gemeenskap aanspreek. Doen dit gerus en bring enige dienslewerings- of ander probleme onder die aandag van Karon Scholefield by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. met ‘n afskrif aan Adrian de Kock by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. of aan Werner Zybrands by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.