Here are ten excellent reasons to become members of the St Francis Bay Residents/Ratepayers Association.

Our Association has a competent executive team of local residents elected by ratepayers every two years. Whether a property owner or a resident renting a property, your support is critical to ensure St Francis Bay is all it can be. This will allow everyone residing in our town the best lifestyle they deserve.

Start participating in our future by joining the SFPO. The subscription is just R600 a year (R375 for pensioners).

1. Service Delivery

Water, roads, electricity, sewerage management, refuse collection, and fire control are the most severe service delivery issues. The Association monitors progress and works with the relevant Municipal bodies to improve service delivery. For example, we have assisted the Municipality with rolling out their new wheelie bins for refuse collection. The Association collaborates closely with our Ward Councillor and is represented on the Ward 12 Committee. We have provided our Ward Committee with a comprehensive mapped listing of street names to facilitate the manufacture and erection of signage on every street.

Wheelie Bins For All

2. Land Use and Spatial Development

A particular plan was drawn to ensure that our town provides essential amenities such as schools, churches, parks, and sports facilities and adheres to logical zoning patterns. However, the Association occasionally must step in to ensure inappropriate development does not affect ratepayers’ investments. 

3. Aesthetics and Planning

The look and feel of St Francis Bay are unique. The Association provides administration for the Aesthetics Committee. It works closely with the Municipality Planning Department to maintain our town’s exceptional appearance and adherence to by-laws.

4. Community Policing and Security

The Association works hand in hand with CCTV monitoring service, the local police, neighbourhood watch, and local security companies to curb crime within our community. We recently sponsored solar lights for the street lamps in our Central Business District to ensure the area is well-lit and safe during load-shedding. We sponsored beach patrol officers for Main Beach last Season to ensure the safety of our beachgoers. 

Beach Security

5. Beach Reconstruction

The Association has members involved in the process. We aim to keep the community informed concerning the project. 

6. Riparian and Kromme River Matters

Our Association works hand in hand with the Riparian Home Owners Association and the Kromme Joint River Committee. This work is done to protect these homeowners’ interests and manage our canal and river systems.

7. Critical Matters

The potential erection of the Thyspunt Nuclear Power station was an issue that the Association took up with Eskom. We have recently published a comprehensive document providing advice on Power and Water Security. We continue to monitor the erection of 4G and 5G Cell phone towers and the roll-out of fibre optic cabling. The draft policy for solar energy is also under consideration by the Association.

Nukes No Thanks

8. Provision of Information

The Association has a continuously updated website. In addition, public meetings, newsletters and our Facebook Page are used to keep members informed.

Your Guide To St Francis.

9. Environmental Matters

The Association has strong links with the Kromme Enviro-Trust. The two organisations keep each other informed and work together on issues relating to environmental matters. The Association initiated the provision of the recycling facility, which is now available at the Municipal yard next to the fire station. 

 

10. Disaster Management

The Association works closely with the Disaster Volunteer Group to provide swift and effective reaction and management of local disasters, including fire, flooding, pollution control, and COVID-19 times – food relief for the needy. In addition, the Association has been proactively involved in promoting responsible bush and Erven clearing for fire prevention.

 

SFPO Associations Newsletter September 2023