Welcome to Boesmansriviermond
That is the sign awaiting you as you enter the old Village. But the welcome is extended to you all who will be in our little paradise along the River this holiday season. The notice board was discarded by the municipal officials a few years ago as it was hoped by some that the name Boesmansriviermond would disappear. Thanks to the efforts of some groups and individuals, the name is now officially Boesmansriviermond and thanks to Corrie Swanepoel for retrieving and saving the sign board and erecting it at the entrance, conduct which was surely prophetic.
We wish you all a wonderful holiday season and a blessed and merry Christmas to our Christian members and our best wishes for Hanukkah to our Jewish community.
Security guards for Christmas holiday season
IT IS NOT TOO LATE ———-BRRAG appeals to all residents, owners, and prospective tenants, to please make donations towards funding this worthy project. Please deposit your donation into the following bank account:
BRRAG Standard Bank
Branch Code: 051117
Kenton on Sea
Account Number: 281116393
Please send an email notification to firstname.lastname@example.org with your particulars to help us identify the correct houses that are contributing towards this very important protection plan.
Markings will be placed in the street outside the houses that contributed for easy identification by the guards. If you, as contributor, do not have a mark, please contact us.
There will only be two guards during the day (sea car park and slipway) and a few more roaming at night but no guard at the sea carpark after 18h00.
The guards have a set routine and clock in at specific points. They are monitored by Hitech. Please let us know if you become aware of untoward conduct so that corrective measures can be taken. Email our usual address or phone Lötter at 0825524714. A friendly nod, a greeting or acknowledgement of their work may go a long way to assure improved service.
You are encouraged to pay your 2022 annual membership fees of R350 (or any amount more than this would be greatly appreciated). Please do payment electronically as we do not have the facilities to receive cash at the AGM. Please notify us of your membership subscription when making payment. All fees received are put to good use in maintaining the Village. Reference: Subs.xxStreet.Surname
On the left you can see what happened to the access to the sea beach!! We are hoping to have the road cleared by December but if this is not possible, please use the sea car park as indicated on the notice to the right, which is just past the Amatola water works. There will be a guard from 06h00 to 18h00 from about mid-December to the end of the first week in January in attendance in the sea car park. A camera has also been installed in that area.
We have a ringfenced tennis court fund and urge users to place donations in the honesty box at the club house. The nets have been repaired and lines painted. Electronic donations with reference “tennis” are also welcome – see our website under banking for references. The cost to maintain it and the rent paid to Ndlambe, are partially recovered in this way. Thanks to Patrick Miller for overseeing the line painting.
We have seen a marked influence on the character and ambiance of our Village on a few occasions this past year. Some homeowners are renting out their houses on an air b & b or a similar basis. We have had a few very unpleasant experiences where large numbers of persons occupy the houses and cause quite a disturbance. Please make sure when you rent your house out that it is not overcrowded and that people are made aware that walking down the slipway half naked is not on and, that beer bottles belong in dustbins. Neighbours are within their rights to call assistance from the SAPS when late night loud partying causes a disturbance. Such behaviour may also lead to confrontation by other holidaymakers which we hope can be avoided if renters take steps to ensure that homes are not overcrowded and issue rules of use, such as those issued by Air B&B on their website – Airbnb.co.za, especially the prevention of loud parties and excessive noise.
Homeowners should take note of, and adhere to the Ndlambe Municipal By-law as detailed below:
No person may – carry on any trade, business, profession, or hobby which may be a source of discomfort or annoyance to other people, or at any time disturb the public peace by making unseemly noises, cause a nuisance by loitering in any street or public place in any manner whatsoever.
In the event of a contravention of section 3(1)(a) to (l), the municipality may take the necessary steps to remove the cause or source of the nuisance and any costs incurred in connection therewith may be recovered from the person responsible for the nuisance or the owner or occupier of the premises whether or not such owner or occupier is responsible therefore.
Any person who contravenes or fails to comply with any provisions of this section or fails to comply with any notice lawfully given thereunder is guilty of an offence.
It is the right and duty of each resident to report public nuisances to Ndlambe Municipality.
Our committee member, Ferenc Toth, who drives the community camera fund initiative, is also the chair of the local camera fund. This too, is an important security initiative deserving of our attention and support. Please support the Camera Fund by donating into our account with reference: Camera.xx.Street.Surname.
We are expecting a water scarce December holiday.
The local Chamber of Business has taken the initiative to have as many freshwater tanks installed in our water scarce villages. Buco is offering five thousand litre tanks at R3999 incl vat, and ten thousand litre tanks at R10650 incl vat. If you can, please harvest as much rainwater as possible.
August 100 club
The October 100 club winners were:
1st prize – Jean Pierre du Toit R 450
2nd prize – Jean Chalmers R 330
3rd prize – Helen Somers R 270
Congratulations to the winners. If you are not a participant, please join this fun club.
The AGM will be held at the tennis courts. Please bring a chair or blanket along, as well as a MASK.
27 DECEMBER 2021 at 09h00.
We also pass a hat to collect Christmas donations for our two staff members, Gugulethu and Julius.
Please join me in extending a huge thank you to Frank Ferreira, who donated a Kudu mower to BRRAG to assist us with our tasks. Many thanks, Frank. We hope that we can keep the town and Corrie’s beach in pristine condition for a long time to come.