The holiday season is fast approaching, and Overstrand Municipality appeals to event organisers and the business community to make sure they adhere to the correct procedure to advertise their events.
It is illegal to put up signage or posters without prior permission of the Municipality, this includes temporary signage such as posters and banners.
Event organisers and individuals should take note that there is an application process and fees are payable. The application to advertise events must be approved by the Office of the Area Manager before they can be erected. Temporary advertisements, with an approval sticker, may only be erected in the positions indicated by the Municipality and not on private property.
Failure to do so will lead to the Municipality having to remove them instantaneously and organisers will be fined.
Mayco Member of Investment and Infrastructure, Councillor Clinton Lerm, said the Municipality is in the process of identifying additional areas where banners may be erected other than the parking area at the Hermanus taxi rank and this should be finalised within the coming week.
There is not much time left to apply. Enquiries can be directed to Marian Moolman on 028 3138141 or email@example.com
Business owners and interested parties can familiarise themselves with the do’s and don’ts of Outdoor Advertising and Signage by-law on the Municipality’s website. To view the by-law, go to www.overstrand.gov.za, click on By-laws and then on ‘Outdoor Advertising and Signage’.