We had a very interesting talk on Saturday 18th February, in the Town Hall, where Tessa Oliver, a cousin of Brigid Jackson who heads up this portfolio, gave a presentation on Fire prevention in our homes and Fynbos verses alien vegetation.
We were informed that fires will always be around us and that it is up to us to fireproof our homes and surroundings.
- Remove alien vegetation
- Clear gutters of leaves regularly – apparently one of the most dangerous in a fire as an ember can fly through the air and land in the gutters and start a fire.
- During a fire, to use your own water where possible ie from your pool
Kathy Bolitho has been working very hard to get Longbeach cleaned up and alien vegetation removed with a plan to really upgrade the area and the parking so more residents can enjoy this beautiful beach, Prasa will also have to play their part as some of the land belongs to them.
MEMBERSHIP AND COMMUNICATION
This portfolio has be divided into 2:
Merle Evertse Membership
Michael Richards Communication
Merle will retain the Membership portfolio and Michael will take over the Communication as this is a large portfolio with a huge responsibility and requires more than one person to maintain.
We really want to get to 450 people (households) this year and need your support.
It was suggested that a receipt book be given to a designated person in a neighbourhood to get new members surrounding them with a possible reduction in their own membership as an incentive. Please let me know if you would like to do this and I will deliver a receipt book to you. Due to the POPI regulation we are not allowed to just get email addresses from a list, so makes it a difficult task these days.
We will be going to Neighbourhood Watch Meetings (please email us the dates), secondly, giving a Folder of Information to the Estate Agents to hand over to new residents, and thirdly hoping that new prospective members will attend the AGM. We need 175 members to sign up before the end of 2017.
THANK YOU TO THE MEMBERS THAN SUPPORT US, please let others know what we are doing in Simon’s Town and why it is important to be part of the Association.
We are asked why should we join, what do we get for the money we pay.?? To mention a few things, we ensure new or renovated buildings follow the rules, keep the area as green as possible and advice on alien vegetation, keep our communication with Prasa re the trains (as difficult as that has been), engage with the Navy, resolve many service queries ie pavements that need repairing, potholes ect, have a website and facebook page to keep you updated, handle security issues, and generally look after the area. All this for R100 per year!
Hope you will join.
Michael will be responsible for the advertising of the meetings in the local newspapers, and getting the Portfolios feed back at the EXCO meetings which we will put in the (hopefully) monthly newsletter
KEY STAKE HOLDERS
Michael will also be responsible to liase with our Keystake holders, being the Navy and Prasa
The Financial statement and report has been done by Tim Skea for the year ending 31 Dec 2017, and anyone wanting a copy of this pack, please email email@example.com we will forward one to you.
David Morgan does a great job collecting plans from STADCO that need to be signed off, and ensures that all the regulations are adhered to before they go the City of Cape Town.
Eileen Haywood and Cilla Bromley maintain the Glencairn area with great success, with Eileen being head of the CPF and NHWatches, all security issues are handled quickly. Cilla from GEESE maintains the wetlands and assists with regular beach clean ups and this has been her passion as we all know, for many years.
The STCA continues to engage with the City of Cape Town and resolve queries relating to service delivery. There are still a few outstanding service requests from last year but these are being followed up regularly. ANY service requests may be reported to firstname.lastname@example.org