St Francis Property Owners, St Francis Links, Kouga Wind Farm and the Municipality involved in improvements
Things are a happening in and around the village with roadworks, a new pathway and at last … (well maybe) .. a permanent drop off zone and recycling facility.
Those using the R330 to / from Humansdorp or visiting The Links will have already encountered the roadworks in progress at the entrance circle to St Francis Bay. In a joint venture between St Francis Property Owners SRA and St Francis Links the entrance to the town is about to be beautified offering a nice welcome to visitors to our town as well as, and probably more importantly, better road quality.
It is a three month contact and was awarded to Mawethu Civils with EAS the engineers supervising the project. This is an SFPO project funded through the SRA Levy and co-sponsored by St Francis Links.
During the construction process there will be a certain amount of disruption to traffic which will include the partial closure of the entrance as well as Lyme Road North and South. SFPO and the contractors have asked e asked that motorists to exercise both patience and caution during this period.
Motorists are encouraged to access and exit the Village via Homestead Road or Tarragona Road. Heavy trucks and delivery vehicles are requested to use Tarragona Road.
The project will be completed ahead of the Easter holidays.
In other news put out by SFPO yesterday it seems the long delayed pathway project between the CBD and Sea Vista is about to get underway. The project is is being funded by the Kouga Wind Farm Community Trust under the guidance of the SFPO who are in the process of appointing an Engineer and Project Manager to oversee the contract.
The existing pathway is notoriously dangerous with regular reports of criminal elements preying on woman and children and the pathway being both lit and covered by CCTV it will hopefully give peace of mind to those using the pathway particularly afe dark.
And in news that will bring joy to those who are commited to recycling, it seems almost certain that the drop-off point set up over the holidays will become a permanent facility. In news from the council, the drop-off and recycling is Jeffreys Bay has already been finalized with Enviroman Recycling Company appointed to manage the facility. Hopefully this augurs well for St Francis Bay as it is an essential.
News from SFPO is that the depot will accept glass, tins, recyclable plastics and paper/cardboard and all garden refuse providing it is dropped off in bags that will removed by the Municipality on a regular basis. Garden services will be allowed to make use of this facility provided their garden refuse is in bags. Anything that is not in bags will have to be taken through to Humansdorp. It is hoped that this facility will help to reduce the incidences of illegal dumping of garden waste in public open spaces and undeveloped plots. Building rubble cannot be accepted at this depot and must still be taken through to Humansdorp.
Nice to see things happening!