Overstrand Executive Mayor Dudley Coetzee, Mayoral Committee Members (Exco Councillors), the Municipal Manager and Top Management team will be hosting the first of Overstrand Municipality’s First Thursday events on 7 November 2019.
Although First Thursday Let's Talk sessions will start in Hermanus, residents from all over the Overstrand are most welcome to join.
Hopefully this initiative will be rolled out to other towns next year.
Residents will have the opportunity to engage with the Mayor and his team one-on-one, cutting down ‘red tape’ processes, giving the public direct contact for dialogue on how we can improve services and grow the economy.
To do this successfully and make sure that residents have access, it will work on a ‘first come first serve’ basis and no appointment is needed.
Date: 7 November 2019
Time: 17:00 - 19:00
Venue: Whale Museum, Market Square Street, Hermanus
Ensuring access to all
First Thursday is the brainchild of Gareth Pearson, who launched the concept in Cape Town following a trip to Europe. Since then, Premier Winde introduced the concept of First Thursday in government during his tenure as Minister of Economic Opportunities.
This concept is now being expanded across the Western Cape where decision makers from each directorate will make themselves available to engage with the public on the first Thursday of every month.