Greetings and hope Christmas has been special. Rooiels was busy with the Christmas programme and all the activities - special thanks to Wolfgang for sharing his enthusiasm, love and dedication to nature with so many Rooielsers. Thanks to Jeremy van Zyl for sharing photos of the walk to the seals on Roman Rocks - go to the Rooiels Field Notes to see more.
Rooikrans seedling weeding is still an urgent priority - the Competition has been extended to 12th January with bigger prizes,
and the January Hack will be on 13th January to weed Rooikrans - age no barrier.
Please bring neighbours, friends and lots of children!
Get Details of the Competition and the Hack on REC News
Application Reference No. 2017/1603 Application for a Liquor Licence to operate a Distillery on Portion 141 Farm 559. PLEASE URGENTLY send in your comments to:
firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; and firstname.lastname@example.org with a copy to email@example.com giving the Reference number.
Application has been made to the Liquor Licence Board for the operation of a distillery on portion 141 Farm 559 (the smallholding, Skerpioenkraal, with the Rooikrans trees and the farm barns along Porter Drive). See RERA News for more details.
A number of Rooielsers have raised concerns about the environmental risks from the hazardous waste-water, the increased water use, the increased traffic, the security risk, and most especially the fire risks posed by a distillery.
The notices for this application were not posted where the community could access them and so RERA have applied for an extension to the period for comment. Click to go to the the RERA information posted on RERA News where some of the grounds for concern are articulated.
Leopard Toads -- go to Rooiels Chat -- to see an appeal by Ellen Fedele for Hangklip-Kleinmond residents to keep a look out to see if there are any Leopard Toads in the area (Western Leopard toad Amietophrynus pantherinus which is threatened with extinction)
See you all out weeding in Klein Rooiels - or at the Hack on the 13th
Happy New Year
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