A Village Common for St Francis Bay? (Updated)
Work is due to start on clearing the area today – 14th August!
With work due to start on the proposed village common today and residents are invited to share any ideas on what you feel should be incorporated in the layout of the common. Add your ideas below or e-Mail them to Lyn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
St Francis Property Owners are also looking for helpers to assist in putting the finishing touches once the main bush has been cleared by the municipality. You can contact Lyn at SFPO offices on 042 294 0594
Original post 28 July
The eyesore of the area at the end of Lyme Road South just before the turn into the SuperSpar looks soon to be no more with plans to transform it into a Village Common. This area of bush that bounders on Lyme Road South in particular, has become a dumping ground for builder’s rubble and a refuge for vagrants, some of whom have made the surrounding bush their home.
St Francis Property Owners Association has been in negotiation with Kouga municipality and the Department of Education who own the adjoining erfs (400 & 554) and the municipality has agreed to have the entire area within the boundary of St Francis Bay Bowling Club (east) and College Drive (west) and Lyme Road South (north) and Assisi Drive (south) cleared of alien vegetation to allow the area to transformed into a Village Common.
The municipality has agreed to start clearing the site from 14th August and once the vegetation is cleared, plans are afoot to start beautifying the area. And this is where St Francis Property Owners Association is calling on the community for your help to transform it into a Village Common that will be available to all residents and visitors to enjoy. Several businesses and individuals have already offered to assist with funding, equipment and labour but if you would like to assist in laying out pathways, donating memorial benches or gardens or have any ideas on making this a focal point that St Francis Bay can be proud of, you are asked to contact Lyn Aitken at St Francis Property Owners on 042 294 0594.
This is truly an exciting development and there can be little doubt it will spawn so many activities to add to the lifestyle of the village. “Art on the Village Common”, “Music in the Park”. Certainly a cause we can all get involved with.