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Dear member

The BBRA Community and Cultural Affairs portfolio, in collaboration with HCCC, is pleased to announce the 3rd presentation in a series on topics of widespread interest to our community.    

“A Year on the SANAE Antarctic Base”

Talk by Dr Louis Wessels, Crassula Hall, Wednesday 20th October 2021, at 17:45 for 18:00

Our speaker, Dr Louis Wessels, is a semi-retired neurosurgeon who resides in Sunny Seas, Betty's Bay. Early in his medical career he had the very rare opportunity to join a South African National Antarctic Expedition (SANAE) and experience a year in the Antarctic as part of a team of scientists and support personnel. This year, 2021, happens to be the 50th anniversary of that 1971 expedition. It may seem an age ago, but so fascinating was the adventure that Louis recalls experiences in great detail and is able to share them with the help of slides taken at that time.

We will strictly observe Covid-19 protocols. In order to meet social distancing requirements in terms of seating arrangements, you are required to send an RSVP to George Green (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) at any time between now and Monday, 18 October.

COVID VACCINATIONS

Although the demand for vaccinations has dropped the vaccination centre at Crassula Hall will operate again on:

6 October, 3 November and 1 December – all being the first Wednesday of the month

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

BEACHES AND AMENITIES

Instead of a beach clean-up a street clean up in the CBD area was held. Few volunteers pitched up but 28 bags collected- mostly near the transfer station.

Temporary repairs to Bass lake board walk were done. The Dawidskraal picnic area is being evaluated for fire risk reduction.

A stakeholder assessment survey on our penguins is being done by the University of Pretoria. Visit Africanpenguinhealth.co.za

The BBRA submitted a wish list of projects to be funded from the 2022/23 ward allocation and this included various projects relating to beaches and amenities such as board walks and footpaths.

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.

This project was also listed for the 2022/23 ward allocation.

Phone 028 312 2400 for fires and emergencies and PLEASE do not place messages on WhatsApp or other social media groups. This practice causes confusion, late or no responses and promotes false alarms.

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 Cape Nature at 082 453 0835 or DAFF on 028 313 2703.

ROAD MAINTENANCE

The improvements are very visible and a joy to use. And this is not the end – a full team starts early in October to tackle a number of roads in dire need of maintenance

Over the medium to long term more roads will be tarred or dust controlled. The other gravel roads are undergoing the annual maintenance.

Technical service complaints are slowly but surely being addressed and further 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 AND SANITATION

The upgrading of the main water network is nearing completion and most houses have been connected in Betty’s Bay. The team is now working in Rooiels and Pringle Bay where after all finishes and final clean ups will be done before end of November.

Our portfolio holder, Rob Boyd, made valuable inputs to the EIA process for the upgrading of the Kleinmond waste water treatment works and the consultants were very appreciative thereof.

PROPERTY AND TOWN-PLANNING MATTERS

The municipal court has commenced its sittings and will also deal with building transgressions.

Although the proposed amended use of Glen Craig from a conference and accommodation centre to a special use to allow a dementia care centre fell outside our area of jurisdiction it was supported as the existing footprint of development would not be increased and there was a proven demand for such a facility in the Hangklip area.

Numerous slow progress and illegal occupancy notices were issued.

Should you have any issues which you would like investigated feel free to mail Karon at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

CONSERVANCY

Good news is that the website is up and running well.

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 the upcoming Great Southern Bioblitz from 22 to 25 October. The I-Naturalist app can be off-loaded for photographs.

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 402 and now 429 / followers – was 453 and now 479

Reach – 1 956 in September/ 1 818 in August/ 1 584 July / 696 June / 198 May / 855 April / 2 450 March

Top Performing Posts: Street and beach clean ups , Explore the Overberg, baby fur seal and Cape Nature access week.

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.


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BESONDERE PRAATJIE

Die BBBV, in samewerking met die Hangklip Community Care Centre, bied met trots die derde praatjie in ‘n reeks praatjies wat wye belangstelling in ons gemeenskap geniet, aan.

“n Jaar op die SANAE-basis in Antartika”

Op Woensdag 20 Oktober om 17h45 vir 18h00 sal daar in die Crassulasaal ‘n besondere praatjie deur Dr Louis Wessels, ‘n semi-afgetrede neurochirurg en ‘n plaaslike inwoner in Sunny Seas, aangebied word. Hy was die mediese beampte net mooi 50 jaar gelde vir die Suid-Afrikaanse Nasionale Antarktiese Ekspedisie (SANAE)-groep wat die Antartika besoek het. Hy het interessante staaltjie wat met skaars foto’s aangevul word.

Toegang is gratis, maar ‘n klein donasie sal verwelkom word. Ten einde aan Covid getalbeperkings te voldoen, is dit nodig dat jy voor 18 Oktober by George Green by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. bespreek.

COVIDNUUS

Die vraag na inentings het wel afgeneem, maar daar is steeds ‘n behoefte. Inentings by die Crassulasaal vind weer plaas op:

6 Oktober, 3 November en 1 Desember – telkens op die eerste Woensdag van die maand.

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

STRANDE EN GERIEWE

In plaas van ’n strandopruiming is die sentrale sakegebied en omgewing skoongemaak. Daar was min vrywilligers, maar hul het fluks 28 sakke vol vullis, meesal naby die oorlaaistasie, opgetel.

Tydelike herstelwerk is aan die loopplanke by Bassmeer gedoen. Die Dawidskraaal piekniekterrein word vir brandrisiko’s ge-evalueer.

‘n Opname oor die menings van belanghebbendes ten opsigte van ons pikkewyne word deur die Universiteit van Pretoria gedoen. Besoek Africanpenguinhealth.co.za om deel te neem.

Die BBBV het sy lys van voorkeurprojekte vir die 2022/23 finansiële jaar wyksbegroting voorgelê en het verskeie projekte wat met strande verband hou, soos voetpaadjies en loopplanke, ingedien.

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.

Hierdie projek is ook op ons voorkeurlys vir die 2022/23 wykstoekennings geplaas

Skakel 028 312 2400 vir brande, vloede of mediese nood en moet ASSEBLIEF nie boodskappe op WhatsApp of sosiale media plaas nie. Dit skep verwarring en bring mee dat daar òf geen òf ‘n laat reaksie is nie en bevorder ook vals alarms.

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

Wat ‘n blye gebeurtenis vir talle van ons inwoners wat uiteindelik verbeterde paaie het! Nog is het einde niet - daar is nog heelwat swak paaie wat vanaf vroeg Oktober verbeter of opgradeer gaan word.

In die mediumtermyn sal meer paaie geteer of stofbekamp word. Ander gruispaaie ondergaan tans die jaarlikse instandhouding.

Tegniese klagtes word nou stadig maar seker opgelos en nuwe 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 EN SANITASIE

Die opgradering van die waternetwerk nader nou voltooiing en die meeste huise wat daardeur geraak word, is reeds aangesluit. Die span werk tans in Rooiels en Pringlebaai waarna alle afrondings- en opruimingswerk voor einde November gedoen sal word.

Ons portefeuljehouer, Rob Boyd, het ‘n uiters waardevolle bydrae tot die omgewingsimpakstudie vir die uitbreiding van die Kleinmond rioolsuiweringsaanleg gelewer en die betrokke konsultante het groot waardering daarvoor gehad.

EIENDOMS- EN STADSBEPLANNINGSAKE

Die munisipale hof funksioneer nou weer en oortredings van die bouregulasies kan dus bereg word.

Ofskoon die aansoek om hersonering van Glen Craig buite ons regsgebied is, is dit nietemin ondersteun omdat daar nie uitbreidings op die bestaande ontwikkeling beoog word nie en die gebruiksverandering van konferensie en verblyfregte na een vir die versorging van demensie-inwoners, ‘n bestaande behoefte sal bevredig.

Verskeie kennisgewings vir stadige bouwerk en onwettige bewoning is uitgereik.

Indien daar ‘n saak is wat jy onder Karon Scholefield, ons portefeuljehouer, se aandag wil bring, stuur ‘n e-pos na This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

BEWARINGSGEBIED

Die goeie nuus is dat die webtuiste nou goed werk.

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

Die Bewaringsgebied se komitee sal by die sogenaamde Great Southern Bioblitz vanaf 22 tot 25 Oktober betrokke wees. Die I-Naturalist toepassing kan deur fotograwe afgelaai word.

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 402 en nou 429; volgelinge – was 453 en nou 479.

Trefwydte – September = 1 956; Augustus = 1 818; Julie = 1 584; Junie = 696; Mei = 198; April = 855 en Maart = 2 450

Die topplasings was: Die strand- en straatskoonmaakaksies, verkenning van die Overberg, die baba-rob en Kaap Natuurbewaring.

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.