News Snippets of St Francis news, events and information
Very often we have small news snippets of interesting information or important news or events that we really need to be telling you about. Because these news snippets are too short for a full article we tend to omit then it in favour of longer news articles. Short news snippets from around and about St Francis will feature on this page.
Kouga Municipality’s 24/7 emergency number update
The lines that were knocked out by lightning over the weekend have been repaired and are operational again. Residents can contact any of the following numbers to reach the control room:
042 291 0250
Neighbourhood Watch RECRUITATHON
Neighbourhood Watch will have a large purpose built display at the Saturday Market this weekend and supporters will be on parade in the Neighbourhood Watch livery to help people with questions about Neighbourhood Watch and to encourage and recruit new members as well as seek donations from those who for one reason or another cannot patrol.
The few stalwart volunteers who do Neighbourhood Watch duties need your support in sharing the load of patrolling.
Telephone lines down
Lightning strikes have caused caused damage to some of Kouga’s emergency numbers. Until these are repaired residents are advised that only one 24/7 emergency number for Kouga’s Fire, Traffic and Disaster Management control room is currently operational. The number is
042 291 0250.
There may be delays in getting through on the number so please be patient..
St Francis Bay Bowling Club Mixed Pairs Championship
The St Francis Bay Bowling club held its Mixed Pairs championship on the 11th and 12th February with Merry & Toby Haring edging out runners up John Poole and Dot Coxwell.
Prime Timers @ Concert In The Park
Prime Timers Social Club for retired people of St Francis Bay are preparing to attend their special annual event in Port Elizabeth. Richard Cock conducting The Eastern Cape Philharmonic Orchestra takes place 18th – 19th February.
Members take their picnics, wine and chairs and enjoy a wonderful day of entertainment.
The Concert In The Park is always a top favourite and enjoyed by all.
For more information or to join Prime Timers call Paulene…. 042 2940301…… 084 7897801
Apology to readers
Unfortunately an unexpected emergency found us unable to publish St Francis Today last week. Owing to the nature of the emergency we were unable to send out a notice advising readers that we would not be publishing but all is well again and we assure you of our continuing service in the months ahead.
We would also like to thank those who mailed us news and information during last week and again apologise for not responding to your mail sooner. And finally to the many readers who called us to find out the reason they were not receiving their daily copy of St Francis Today, thank you for your support, patience and understanding of the situation.
Today’s newsletter really is more about catching up on some of the local news from last week so it maybe old news to some but we do feel this information is important enough to report so as to keep our readers aware of all important local happenings in Kouga.
St Francis Bay Bowling Club Champion of Champions
The winner of the Ladies St Francis Bay Bowling Club Championship plays against the winner of the Men’s St Francis Bay Bowling Club Championship for the Champion of Champions Competition to determine the Club Champion.
The final of the Men’s competition was played between John Poole and Graham Allison with the latter emerging as the winner.
Marijke Kotze and Merry Haring battled it out in the ladies’ event with Merry claiming victory.
The battle for the Champion of Champions was finally played between Merry and Graham Allison. Merry won and is now Bowling Club Champion of Champions.
Article by Yvonne Bosman
Personal Trust Sponsored Bowls Tournament
Members of the St Francis Bay Bowling Club played the Personal Trust Sponsored Bowls Tournament on Wednesday, 25 January. Each team of four played two matches of eleven ends against different opponents and enjoyed a good afternoon of competitive bowls. Johan van der Westhuizen, who represents Personal Trust and usually joins in the fun and presents the prizes, was unable to attend the event on this occasion so Peter Talbot, Club President, did the honours announcing the winners and presenting the prizes. The winners were Nigel Forbes, Antoinette Rust, Keith Chapman and Pam Stark. After the prize giving everyone enjoyed a sociable get-together with drinks and a fish nugget and chips evening.
Article & Photo – Yvonee Bosman
Thank you St Francis business
Following on from Vincent Lyons of Lyons Construction kindly donating the labour and materials to convert the space in the fire station for what will soon be the nerve centre of operations for the management of any future disaster in the greater St Francis, another business has heeded the call for help.
Micky Apps of Bay Painters has now kindly supplied the paint and labour to paint the curved wall in front of what is soon to be the St Francis Disaster Volunteer Group Command Centre. This is another great example of how businesses can assist the community.
With new signage that will shortly be installed for both the Fire Station and SFDVG maybe there is a garden service out there who would like to tidy and pretty up the little garden in front of the wall. So many pass this landmark every day and having it look spic and span would mean a lot to how seriously we as a community take fire control and disaster management.
If you can assist give Liezl Clause a call on 042 200 0045
Kromme Enviro-Trust AGM
The Kromme Enviro-Trust AGM will be held this Wednesday 25th January at 15h30 at the Heritage Centre.
Come and hear what we have done and will be doing for our local environment.
Snacks and drinks will be served after the meeting. All are welcome.
Please RSVP for catering purposes: Bev Howard email@example.com or on 0832601966
In the interests of saving forests, there will be no print outs, please refer to the financials prior to arrival on the link below http://
Become a member
Why become a member or donate?
- We are totally dependent on membership fees and donations to enable us to fund the projects we are involved with.
- To ensure that all our beautiful walks and gardens are maintained
- To help us to care for and preserve the Greater St Francis Area from an ecological and marine perspective.
- We are extremely grateful for all the support we receive from our members and the community.
- The St Francis Kromme Enviro-Trust is a registered Public Benefit Organization and donations are tax deductible. (PBO reference number 930038246.)
To join go to http://stfranciskrommetrust.co.za/membership/
Kromme Enviro-Trust AGM