A public meeting is to be held at St Francis Links on Wednesday 25th November at 6:00 pm where a 5-Year strategy formulated by the St Francis Bay Residents Association ,will be presented to residents, business owners, property developers and others interested in the future of St Francis Bay.
There is little doubt the village infrastructure has been neglected for far too long and is now fast disintegrating.
The state of the crumbling roads where potholes now posing a serious risk to motorists and surely will eventually result in a tragic accident or certainly significant vehicle damage. Certain roads have already reverted to their original gravel and almost beyond saving short of a total rebuild.
The storm water drainage has been so neglected that they no longer serve the purpose for which they were installed.
The sewerage collection service too, is failing due in part to the abandonment of the water borne sewerage project that was to be extended to all properties, and the unreliability of the sewerage vehicles that are frequently off the road due to breakdowns obviously caused by poor serving and maintenance.
The beach and spit have eroded badly and the longer the problem is ignored, the more many of the beachfront properties, some already have suffered damage, will be threatened.
The municipality seems not to have the will nor ability to deal the infrastructure problems cannot and will not, cope with these challenges in the time left before our infrastructure totally collapses.
The St Francis Bay Residents Association feels that residents, property investors and business owners we have three choices:-
- Make things happen.
- Watch what happens.
- Wonder what happened.
It certainly appears to be time to face the realities facing the village and to address how to meet the challenges ahead and all residents are encouraged to attend the meeting to hear what the St Francis Bay Residents Association proposes as possible solutions to what has become a dire situation.
VENUE: – St Francis Links
DATE: – Wednesday, 25 November 2015
TIME: – 18h00
For those homeowners that reside away form the village, the proposal will also be presented at the St Francis Bay Residents Association AGM on 17th December 2015 in the Bowls Club Hall at 17h00.
Press release from St Francis Bay Residents Association – edited