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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Overstrand residents have until 23 March 2020, to comment on the new proposed liquor trading hours in the Overstrand.

The two page document contains significant implications for liquor licence holders in terms of when people can buy and enjoy alcohol responsibly.

This means that licensed businesses like bars/clubs and other waterholes cannot sell liquor after midnight and that consumers cannot buy alcohol for off-consumption (ie to take home) on Sundays.

The by-law outlines recommendations for amendment to the following:

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