The Overberg Wheelchair Association is appealing to the public to keep on collecting bread tags (even if they are broken) and/or cool drink plastic bottle caps for wheelchairs.

Bread tags/bottle caps are made of high impact polystyrene and therefore have a very good recycling value and can be used to help someone in need of a wheelchair.

Imagine filling one bread bag with ALL your bread tags: 200 bread bags filled with tags will fit into 10 black bags. THAT will be enough in recycling value to pay for one wheelchair!

Make this simple routine of keeping your plastic bottle caps and bread tags a habit and it will keep plastic out of the landfills - get your families and friends to do so too.

  • If you would like to help, drop off your cool drink plastic bottle caps and/or bread tags for wheelchairs at The Ability House in Hawston or any of the public libraries or the respective Municipal Area Managers’ offices: Fifth Avenue, Kleinmond (Marzanne Thoresen), Main Street, Gansbaai (Marzaan Middleton), Magnolia Street (Heidi Dignas) or Queen Victoria Street, Stanford (Nataley Cornelius).

 

Please be on the lookout for the missing pink buoy at Grotto beach. Sadly, this is not the first time rescue equipment has been stolen.

We request residents to please assist us in finding the missing rescue buoy by keeping their eyes open for anyone who is in possession of this easily identifiable bright pink lifesaving buoy.

Let's keep making our swimming areas a safer place for our children and other beach lovers.

Remember, a stolen Pink Buoy is a stolen life and accidents can happen at any time.

You can contact Hermanus NSRI on 082 990 5967 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with information. Alternatively, phone Law Enforcement 028 313 8996.

Any emergency and/or distress call regarding drowning or accidents can be reported to the Municipality’s 24-hour EMERGENCY ONLY number on 028 312 2400.

For day to day law enforcement and by-law complaints, phone 028 313 8996.

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Library staff members in Mount Pleasant are thrilled with the newly installed computers and encourage visitors to the library to use them.

The librarians will be happy to assist users in accessing the internet free of charge or to provide assistance in using the computers.

In addition, ICT technician Christopher Samboer, will offer computer training every Wednesday for those residents who need help to brush up on their IT skills such as word processing, creating spreadsheets, presentations and database applications etc.

Scanning and copying facilities are also available. Printing (in black and white only) costs R1 per page.

The Mount Pleasant Library is located in Heide Street, and is open Mondays – Thursdays from 08:00 – 17:00 and Fridays from 08:00 - 16:30. Contact them on Tel. 028 313 8015 / 8984.

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Dog zones coming in 2020

At the request of the Executive Mayor Dudley Coetzee, the Overstrand Municipality, facilitated by Nature’s Valley Trust (NVT), will be conducting a 6-month pilot study in 2020 where beaches will be zoned in order to provide residents, companion animals and wildlife space to enjoy our sandy coastline responsibly.

The trial zones will be on beaches in Hermanus, Gansbaai and Kleinmond and each of these beaches will have a GREEN (off-leash), ORANGE (on-leash) and RED zone (no dogs).

The trial zones will be in effect after public commenting in January (details to follow).

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It’s time for one last round to receive feedback and get comments before Overstrand Municipality is implementing trial dog zones on Kleinmond Main Beach, Grotto Beach in Hermanus and Pearly Beach near Gansbaai.

Each of these beaches will have a GREEN (off-leash), ORANGE (on-leash) and RED zone (no dogs).

It is true that not everyone likes dogs or wants to deal with dogs on a day out at the beach, especially when they have small children with them. Other than a fear of dogs there is also the possibility of an overly excited dog running or jumping on kids or peeing on sandcastles, which do not make for very happy children. Moreover, beach runners may prefer a beach without dogs as dogs with a high prey/chase drive may chase/attack a runner.

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