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The Kogelberg Branch of the Botanical Society of SA has made us aware of a proposed development. I have spoken to the ecoimpact people who are running the participation project for the ERF 5546 Development. Lauren (of ecoimpact) said that there is no specific deadline and that as people register they will be included in the project.

Notice is hereby given of our Annual general meeting / algemene jaarvergadering to be held on:

Tuesday 19 December 2017 at 10H00 in Crassula Hall Bettys Bay.
Dinsdag, 19 desember 2017 om 10.00 – crassula-saal.

The full notice together with the annual financial statement is available at this link.

Please be reminded that should you wish to place any item on the agenda this must be advised by E-Mail to the Secretary at least seven (7) days prior to the AGM.


Adrian de Kock
Secretary/Treasurer BBRA 14 November 2017

The Bettys Bay Ratepayers Association has been asked to comment on—

Please find the various reports and minutes here.

We urgently need input from our members of the needs of our area that need to be tabled at the Ward Committee  meeting on Tuesday 13 September 2016. Should you have any matters that need inclusion other that the following please E-Mail us ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  ) by Sunday 11 September 2016:

    1. Improved gravel road maintenance i.e. use crushed clean builders rubble, better quality gravel & keep pot holes filled.
    2. Attend to storm water egress which accumulates on certain roads.
    3. Tar Myrica Road which will become the main exit from the main beach parking.
    4. See to the filling of pot holes in tarred roads expeditiously.
    5. Input required for attention to the sand dune invasion.
    6. Speed up the pipe replacement program for potable water.
    7. Improve Law Enforcement actions in dealing with traffic and other by law transgressions.
    8. Clearing of alien vegetation on Municipal property and road verges as well as the provision of fire breaks where necessary.
    9. Maintenance and cleaning of public abolition facilities.

Sorry for the short notice but this has just been sprung on top us.

Adrian de Kock
Secretary/Treasurer BBRA

At our AGM held in December 2015 it was decided to make certain changes to our constitution. These proposals were to be forwarded to the membership prior to the AGM for input from yourselves.

Below are the present constitution and a proposed version with the changes highlighted in yellow (doc files). Please have a look at these and E-mail me ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) any suggestions for changes or in fact additional alterations required. Your suggestions would be appreciated by 21 September 2016.

  1. Present constitution.
  2. Proposed version.

Adrian de Kock Secretary/Treasurer BBRA

Come and get it — December's Buzz, served piping and yum.

The New Zealand Christmas tree — Metrosideros excelsa

You can download a PDF of this file by clicking here.

Species fact sheet and invitation to stakeholders

SANBI hereby invites stakeholders to attend an information-sharing session and mini-workshop. We wish to create an opportunity for those interested, to share their views and for us to develop objectives for a management plan for New Zealand Christmas Tree in Betty’s Bay and the Overstrand.

Date:  Friday, 11 December 2015
Venue:  Nivenia Hall, Harold Porter Gardens. Betty’s Bay
Time:  10:30 (tea); Meeting 11:00 – 13:00
Lunch: Light lunch will be served at 13:00