Notes from the Mayor’s Diary

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Eden Sport Awards

  • Hessequa Municipality was the host for the Eden Sport Awards on 27 July in Riversdale. The Executive Mayor, the Deputy  Executive Mayor, Cllr Johannes Hartnick, Speaker, Cllr Andrew Stroebel, Cllr Annamarie Joubert, Cllr Ben Smith and Cllr Margaret Jakobs attended the event as guests of honour. The Mayor handed a cheque to the Eden Sport Council for R30 000. The vision of these awards is to give credit to sport persons, administrators, coaches and residents who has made a significant contribution towards sport in the region. During his speech, the Executive Mayor mentioned that sport plays an integral part in addressing social problems within the community.

Veldt Fire in Still  Bay

  • A veldt fire broke out on 28 July on a farm in the Still Bay West region. Personnel from Hessequa Fire Brigade, Eden District Municipality and Working on Fire (WoF) were on the scene till the fire was declared safe. 47 Fire personnel took part in the effort. Approximately 3 000 hectares burnt down. The Executive Mayor was also on the scene on Friday 28 July to give his support.

Mayoral visit to Youth Café in Oudtshoorn and George

  • The Executive Mayor visited the Youth Café in Oudtshoorn and George on Monday 31 July. The aim was to see how this program functions with the prerogative to establish a Youth Café in Riversdale. The Executive Mayor was in conversation with the Mayor of Oudtshoorn as well as the Service Provider of the program. The Service Provider is willing to facilitate the program within Hessequa until it is established.

Still Bay Harbour visit

 The Mayor, members of the Executive Mayoral Committee and the Municipal Manager and Manager of Development Planning visited Still Bay Harbour on  Monday 31 July for an Intervention Strategy Narrative to discuss the future of the harbour. Members of Parliament and Public Works also attended. A briefing was done by the Department of Public Works, the Small Harbours and State Council Property Development Unit, the Cape Town Regional Manager and the Harbour Master of Still Bay.  Hendrik Visser of Hessequa Municipality also briefed the meeting about municipal plans regarding the harbour. Management, maintenance, leasing and job creation opportunities was some of the agenda points.


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