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BBRA NEWSLETTER AUGUST 2021

Dear member

COVID VACCINATIONS

The vaccination centre at Crassula Hall will operate again on:

16 and 30 September.

Please support this initiative of the Hangklip Community Care Centre and the BBRA.

AGM AND VACANCIES

The AGM has been scheduled for 11 December 2021. Some of the present committee members have indicated that they are no longer available for re-election. Civic minded members who wish to be elected to the committee are invited to contact our secretary, Adrian de Kock (contact particulars below) and they will be invited to attend a meeting as observers to determine for themselves how the committee functions.

Two members joined our meeting on 31August as observers and found it most enlightening. Why not do the same?

BEACHES

A Spring beach clean-up is being planned focussing on the Sea Farm coastline which is particularly bad due to all the poaching activities. Property owners will collect and dispose of the full bags.

FIRE MATTERS

The proposed establishment of a sub-fire station on Clarence Drive near the Botanic Garden is entering the next phase where the proposed use of the land will be advertised for public comment.

Phone 028 312 2400 for fires and emergencies

ESKOM FAULTS – NEW SUPPORT SYSTEM.

Eskom has introduced a new chatbot named Alfred in the MyEskom customer app that allows users to report electricity supply issues. Chatbots are computer programs that automatically answer basic user questions.

You can also access your chatbot online at the following website: https://alfred.eskom.co.za/chatroom

Note: In order for you to register and use this App your cell phone number must be up to date on Eskom Systems.

For any technical problems with regards to the MyEskom Customer Mobile Application, please forward all E-mails to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tips:

SPEED LAW ENFORCEMENT ON CLARENCE DRIVE (R44)

All traffic infringements and related matters can be reported to the control room at 028 313 8996

CRIME

Your contact for the NHW is Wayne Jackson 082 928 1260 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Poaching can be reported to SAPS in Kleinmond on 028 271 8200 or CapeNature at 082 453 0835 or DEFF Fisheries on 028 313 2703.

ROAD MAINTENANCE

A high level meeting with the Director Community Services, the Area Manager, a municipal engineer and BBRA representatives took place on 1 September.

It was a very fruitful meeting and short, medium and long term strategies are being developed. The repair of potholes in a structured manner has already commenced. It can only be completed at the end of the water upgrade project as various cross-cuts are still being made for the individual connections to the new water main line.

The upgrading of various gravel roads has yielded excellent results in the Ixia Road area. This was one of the worst sections in Betty’s Bay and other roads in a bad shape will be part of the current project. Over the medium to long term more roads will be tarred or dust controlled. The other gravel roads are undergoing the annual maintenance.

An integral part of the roads programme is storm water management. The one cannot take place without the other and this adds to the cost of the road upgrade programme.

Technical service complaints were also discussed at this meeting and it is trusted that the process of resolving these complaints will be speeded up.

Technical service complaints can brought to the attention of Rob Boyd at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Richard Starke at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. who will follow this up.

WATER

The upgrading of the main water network is a major project and is still proceeding well.

PROPERTY AND TOWN-PLANNING MATTERS

There was only one minor relaxation of a building line application which was supported.

The municipal court is still not being able to function properly and deal with building transgressions.

CONSERVANCY

The very well prepared and informative publication BBWILD is available at Coffee-on-Clarence and at Sitar.

The Betty’s Bay Conservancy (BBC) will be involved in tree planting for Arbour Month in September and in the upcoming Great Southern Bioblitz from 22 to 25 October.

Residents interested in the revival of the Conservancy (BBC) can visit the Facebook page or make contact at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

WEBSITE, FACEBOOK AND MAKING CONTACT

Facebook summary

Page likes – was 383 and now 402 / followers – was 431 and now 453 (65% women/ 35% men)

Reach – 1 818 in August/ 1 584 July / 696 June / 198 May / 855 April / 2 450 March / 264 February

Top Performing Posts: COVID vaccinations (twice) AGM and committee vacancies and Vacuum tanker tariff options.

If required, you can also obtain further information from our website where more recent news will be placed. To supplement this newsletter and the website we have our own Facebook page. You can find it at: https://www.facebook.com/BettysBayRatepayers

Please encourage your friends to join and strengthen our numbers and voice. Application forms can be found on our website www.bettysbay.info Address any BBRA related enquiries to Adrian de Kock at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Beste lid

COVIDNUUS

Die inentings by die Crassulasaal vind weer plaas op: 16 en 30 September.

Ondersteun asseblief hierdie inisiatief van die Hangklip Community Care Centre en die BBBV.

ALGEMENE JAARVERGADERING EN VAKATURES

Dit word beplan om die algemene jaarvergadering op 11 Desember 2021 te hou. Sommige komiteelede het reeds aangedui dat hul nie herverkiesbaar is nie. Lede wat hul burgerlike pligte wil uitleef, word uitgenooi om ons sekretaris, Adrian de Kock, wie se kontakbesonderhede hieronder verskyn, te kontak waarna hul uitgenooi sal word om as waarnemers ‘n komiteevergadering by te woon en vas te stel hoe die komitee sy werksaamhede vervul.

Ons vergadering op 31 Augustus is deur twee belangstellende lede bygewoon en hul het dit baie interessant gevind. Waarom doen jy dit nie ook nie?

STRANDE

‘n Lente-opruiming van ons strande word beplan met ‘n fokus op die Sea Farm kuslyn wat erg deur stropers besoedel is. Inwoners van daardie gebied sal die vol sakke optel en verwyder.

BRANDSAKE

Die volgende fase om ‘n sub-brandweerstasie op Clarencerylaan naby die Botaniese Tuin te vestig, begin eersdaags wanneer die beoogde grondgebruik vir openbare deelname geadverteer word.

Skakel 028 312 2400 vir brande, vloede of mediese nood.

ESKOM-KLAGTES: Nuwe stelsel om jou te help

Eskom het ‘n nuwe stelsel ontwikkel wat verbruikers sal help om kragvoorsieningsklagtes te rapporteer. Dit is ‘n sogenaamde kletsrobot genaamd Alfred op die MyEskom toep (“app”).

‘n Kletsrobot is ‘n rekenaarprogram wat outomaties eenvoudige verbruikersklagtes antwoord.

Hierdie kletsrobot kan ook aanlyn op die volgende webtuiste afgelaai word:

https://alfred.eskom.co.za/chatroom/

Onthou dat ten einde te registreer en hierdie toep te gebruik, moet jou selnommer op die Eskomstelsel gelaai wees.

Tegniese probleme met hierdie stelsel kan per e-pos by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. gerapporteer word.

Wenke:

SPOEDBEHEER OP CLARENCE RYLAAN (R44)

Rapporteer verkeersoortredings en verwante verkeersake by die beheerkamer 028 313 8996.

MISDAAD

Kontak Wayne Jackson by 082 928 1260 of by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. indien jy by die Buurtwag betrokke wil raak.

Stropery kan aan die SAPD in Kleinmond by 028 271 8200 of by Natuurbewaring by 082 453 0835 of by Seevisserye by 028 313 2703 gerapporteer word.

INSTANDHOUDING VAN PAAIE EN KLAGTES OOR MUNISIPALE DIENSTE

‘n Topvlakvergadering is op 1 September met die Direkteur Gemeenskapsdienste, die Areabestuurder en ‘n munisipale ingenieur deur BBBV komiteelede gehou.

Dit was ‘n besonder vrugbare vergadering en kort-, medium- en langtermyn strategieë word nou ontwikkel.

Die herstel van slaggate in teerpaaie het reeds begin, maar kan eers voltooi word nadat die dwarssnitte wat in paaie gemaak word om individuele aansluitings by die opgradeerde waternetwerk te maak, afgehandel is.

Die opgradering van paaie in die Ixiaweg-omgewing het reeds ‘n dramatiese verbetering meegebring. Dit was sekerlik een van die ergste dele in Bettysbaai en ander paaie in ‘n swak toestand sal deel van die huidige program wees. In die mediumtermyn sal meer paaie geteer of stofbekamp word. Ander gruispaaie ondergaan tans die jaarlikse instandhouding.

‘n Integrale deel van ‘n paaieprogram is stormwaterbestuur. Die een kan nie sonder die ander plaasvind nie en dit verhoog uiteraard kostes.

Tydens die vergadering is ook die aanmelding en afhandeling van tegniese klagtes bespreek en die proses sal nou hopelik bespoedig word.

Tegniese klagtes kan onder die aandag van een van die volgende komiteelede gebring word: Rob Boyd by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. of Richard Starke by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

WATER

Die opgradering van die waternetwerk is ‘n reuse projek en vorder steeds goed.

EIENDOMS- EN STADSBEPLANNINGSAKE

Daar was ‘n enkele aansoek om ‘n geringe boulynverslapping en dit is ondersteun.

Die munisipale hof funksioneer steeds nie na behore nie en oortredings van die bouregulasies kon nie bereg word nie.

BEWARINGSGEBIED

Die puik en insiggewende publikasie BBWild is nou by Coffee on Clarence en Sitar beskikbaar.

Die Bewaringsgebied se komitee sal by die aanplant van bome in September betrokke wees en ook by die sogenaamde Great Southern Bioblitz vanaf 22 tot 25 Oktober.

Persone wat in die herinstelling van Bettysbaai as bewaringsgebied belangstel, kan die Facebookblad besoek of by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. kontak maak.

WEBTUISTE, FACEBOOK EN KONTAKMAAK

Facebook- opsomming:

Hou van – was 383 en nou 402; volgelinge – was 431 en nou 453 (65% vroue en 35% mans)

Trefwydte – Augustus 1 818; Julie = 1 584; Junie = 696; Mei = 198; April = 855; Maart = 2 450 enFebruarie = 264.

Die topplasings was: COVID inentings (x2), die algemene jaarvergadering en komiteevakatures en suitgtenktariefopsies.

Waar nodig, sal daar op ons webtuiste meer volledige en onlangse nuusgebeure gevind kan word.Ter aanvulling van ons nuusbrief en webtuiste het ons ook ons eie Facebookblad. Die besonderhede is: https:// www.facebook.com./BettysBayRatepayers

Moedig asseblief ander inwoners aan om by ons aan te sluit – aansoekvorms is op ons webtuiste www.bettysbay.info beskikbaar.

Rig enige navrae aan Adrian de Kock by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.