We are going to continue with the good work of Trudi and her committee ideology of working on a project-based system as opposed to a reactive or police system. Our macro projects are: 1) looking after the beach and amenities thereof [Schedule for the April Holiday 2018] 2) village security, 3) signage and sign posts in the village, 4) traffic control/dampening in hotspots, being at the village centre, as well as at the Resort/Rock Lily downhill, and 5) ongoing Civics membership drive, communication, and synergy opportunities with FOSTER and Seal Point Boardriders Surf Club. 6) CCTV: A trust account for the cameras for donations is available. Find the Trust account details here Banking details: STANDARD BANK, Albert Saunders Attorneys Trust Account, Account no: 281 401 551, Branch Code: 050015 (Humansdorp), Use Reference: Your name/C123 Total donations received = R 91 200.00 Cost Phase 1 - R 40 179.30 (completed) Cost Phase 2 - R 25 604.40 (completed) Cost Phase 3 - R 25 604.40 (completed) Donations received from: Here is the latest list. (13 March 2018)
Mr S Lokotsch WF Uys N Newcombe HJT Deale G Corns C Klinkert P&L Homes G Simpson DA Jenkins CK McGregor F Rigaard G Schewitz S Owbrey H Holmes D Shaw A Grundling S Skelton J Werts G Rogers S Tovell Jarvis H Brady T Bilson Wilson L Fox (Pam Golding) Briscoe L Jordaan M Illing AB & Y Dunstan Moulang H Cameron PM Duval G Macaulay Z Roos C & M Hempel L Stewart Alex Odendaal O Kingwell R Lindsay K Schlosz Anonymous (16 Feb 2018)
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Finished projects / Afgehandelde projekte
Maintenance, projects and acknowledgements of roleplayers from Chairman's report in 2018
Civics did an upgrade at the main beach ablutions with the tidy up of the lifeguard’s store, changing the locks –thanks to Bob Meikle, installing an alarm – thanks to Lynn Edwards from Calibre.
With a bit of constant reminding the R330 road verge between Cape St Francis and St Francis bay was cleaned and cut back, we have an ongoing maintenance plan with FOSTER that will hopefully keep the overgrowth at bay. The Miles family still does a great job at clearing litter along the road once a month so thank you to them
The municipality provided lifeguards for the duration of the high season which was great, however they were unfortunately very under equipped and without accommodation. Thank you to Rob Smith and Haydn for getting them sorted with equipment etc. and also the Resort for offering accommodation.
Civics employed Benny and Beauty to keep control of dogs on the beach as well as to clean up at the ablutions, parking areas, beaches and benches. On the most part they did a great job, however we would like to appeal to the community for a volunteer to manage Benny and Beauty during season. We need someone that they can report to and to and that can check up on them during the day. If you would like to volunteer then please get in touch after the meeting.
Traffic control measures were improved at the village CBD and between Rock Lily and Cape St Francis Resort with a painted pedestrian crossing. Please be on the lookout when driving there.
All those that helped with water saving signage and tips and a big thank you to all our members that keep Civics going through your memberships and donations.
March 2018 - CCTV Phase 3 - Shearwater Drive = Cost R25 604.40 (completed) Feb 2018 - Verge Clearing in Da Gama 89 to Seal Bay Nature Reserve Da Gama 119 - Cost R3 050.00 Follow up and use of herbicide in conjunction with manual clearing. Once we get the growth under control costs will decrease substantially.
Feb 2018 - CCTV phase 2 - Da Gama / Osprey = Cost R 25 604.40 (completed) Dec 2017- CCTV phase 1 - St Francis Drive Cost = R 40 179.30 (completed)
Dec & Jan 2018 ----Thank you to Beauty and Bennie Zweni, who have been hard at work throughout the holiday season looking after our beaches and amenities. Big thanks to the two of you.
2017 Oct:Big thanks to Alex Odendaal from Allens Woodworks for the donation of wood, and to Stuart Minehan for his time and expertise in the deck build at the lower car park showers. Much appreciated guys!
2017 Sept: We would like to thank Pierre Van der Walt and his team for mowing the lawns and cleaning up the weeds and mess at the Boulevard car park, up to the surfers’ car park. The grass and weeds were overgrown and untidy, and Pierre took it upon himself to get involved and clean up, at his own cost.
2017 May: The Boardriders Club replaced doors and repaired the roof at the ablution at the surfers parking (St Francis Drive)
2016 Dec: Replaced litter bin at Maori Drive Parking. Vullisdrom vervang.
Paving: KSF Gemeenskapsvereniging het R75,000 bewillig en die munisipaliteit R30,000 vir 105 meter plaveisel. Die kontrakteur was Deon du Toit. The CSF Civic Association paid R75 000 and the munisipality R30 000 for 105 meter paving.
Gravel Roads:After extensive consultation with Ray Parker from Engineering Advice and Services regarding the conditions of gravel roadsin Cape St Francis it became clear that if we do not act now, the gravel roads will become un-drivable in the near future. We therefore decided to invest the bulk of our available funds in the complete upgrade of the gravel roads in Cape St Francis. Part of the contract includes the ripping & repair of the very bad parts of Da Gama Road. The municipality will be providing the required material. The suppliers will start delivering the material from Wednesday 25 November 2015 and the road crew will come on site on Monday 30 November for a period of 4 days. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience during the construction period but at least the roads will be in a better condition. A massive word of thanks to Ray Parker & his team for their contribution to this project. The Cape st Francis Civic Association will be spending a total of R80 000.00 on the road upgrade project and a further R20 000.00 on beach cleaning, road cleaning and lifesavers. Your membership contributions makes all of this possible. We will shortly be sending invoices for the new membership year, please continue your support to allow the village to stay clean, green & small.
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Country South Africa Province Eastern Cape District Sarah Baartman Municipality Kouga Area • Total 4.38 sq km Population (2011) • Total 342 • Density 78 sq km Racial makeup (2011) • Black African 3.5%, • Coloured 1.8% • White 94.7% First languages (2011) • English 55.6% • Afrikaans 42.1% • Xhosa 1.8% • Other 0.6%
PO Box 253 ST FRANCIS BAY 6312 Tel: 27(0)422980097