New designated areas or better known as ‘dog zones’ are set to be introduced early next year in the Overstrand for a trial period of six months.

Dog owners and those who do not like dogs so much, will welcome this initiative from the Executive Mayor Dudley Coetzee, who asked Nature’s Valley Conservation Trust to assist us with a pilot study on the impact of dogs on our various beaches.

Overstrand Municipality is to introduce three zones: red, yellow and green starting at beaches in Gansbaai (Pearly Beach), Grotto and Kleinmond (Main Beach).

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On Sunday, 10 November 2019,  during the annual Remembrance Day Parade held at the Cenotaph in the Old Harbour Hermanus, war veterans, friends and family paid tribute to members of our armed forces who have died in the line of duty.

As is customary, Regiment Westelike Provincie, holder of the Freedom of the Overstrand, lent military colour to this occasion. The Old Bill of the Seagull Shellhole, the local unit of the Memorable Order of the Tin Hats (MOTH’s) arranged the ceremony.

Having laid a wreath on behalf of the Overstrand community, Mayor Dudley Coetzee said it is an honour to share this solemn occasion with everyone present to commemorate those who sacrificed all for the greater good of mankind.

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Residents in the Greater Hermanus area face stricter water restrictions from 1 November 2019, when Level 3 water restrictions will be implemented.

The De Bos Dam level measured on 13 October 2019 was at 43.96%, with 10.5mm of rain recorded for the week.

These measures apply to the administrative area of Hermanus only, in other words to all residential areas from Benguela Cove through Fisherhaven to Voëlklip.

Other administrative areas within Overstrand are not affected by these measures since they still have sufficient water resources.

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(In collaboration with Provincial Treasury)

Applications are hereby invited from students registered at tertiary institutions for financial support towards further studies in the 2020 academic year.  Students must reside within the Overstrand Municipal area.

The aim of this programme is to support students who are performing academically; have a real interest in uplifting and changing the community for the better; and who shows his/her potential but do not have the financial means to study towards a degree.  Students from historically disadvantaged groups and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  Bursaries will be allocated for a period of one (1) year.

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Municipality to invest R2.48 million in construction of a dedicated vehicle hanger

Ten years since the inception of professional fire services in Overstrand, the Fire Brigade is to get a brand new fire station, complete with its own vehicle hanger.

Up to now, fire engines were housed on the adjacent premises of the Traffic Department, which meant crews had to run to the bay next door, increasing on their response time.

As a first step to refurbish the existing fire station, construction of a dedicated vehicle hanger commenced on 29 October 2019 and, if everything goes according to plan, this hanger will be ready for occupation by June 2020.

Further upgrades to the existing fire department building, adjacent to the hanger in Mussel Street, will be completed in phases.

“The new station will house fire engines, office space and overnight accommodation for fire fighters,” explained Assistant Fire Chief for Operations and Training, Angelo Aplon.

The fire station will be open 24-7 and will be able to run independently with back-up generators in case of an emergency.

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