This is a reminder of the Ward Feedback meeting to be held at Pringle Bay Community Hall on Saturday 30th July.
For those who are unable to come in person please Join the Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 978 0974 2960
The Agenda for the Meeting
10 a.m. arrival - tea and coffee
10.15 a.m the Zoom participation opens
10. 30 Meeting opens with Introductions
12.30 Meeting Closure
You can download the existing REHPOZ and proposed RECOZ and Lighting Overlays from the website. You can also see some information on signage in the Feedback blog below
We look forward to seeing you there - in person or on zoom
Overstand Municiipality is on a drive to install proper signage in each village (Betty's Bay; Pringle Bay; Rooiels and Kleinmond) to ensure tourists and visitors are educated about the area they visit.
At the OM meeting held in Kleinmond last week, OM requested:
1. an audit of hotspots where tourists go and the signage there.
2. A Unified look between all villages.
There was a strong consensus for a Cape Nature type style and colour for signs throughout the conservancy region covered by OM.
Submissions need to be made within a month so that the tourism season would be enhanced by prompt remediation.
It appears that budgets for these improvements would be added to the IDP.
Rooiels will be spelled as one word in the final version. Below that you can download the Files with kind of information that will be included -
Below you can download the kind of information to be included - and the proposed signs for the 4 villages in the KBR Transition zone
Please send any suggestions you may have to email@example.com, and, if viable, will be added to the report being sent to OM.
Three Themes are envisaged for the Educational Boards for Rooiels. The idea is to have some boards in the CBD and some at the Slipway.
Biodiversity & Conservation
The History of Rooiels & Fauna, marine & sea life
A separate poster on Baboon Education (similar to the one currently in Pringle Bay opposite Lemon & Lime, relating to baboons) will be a stand-alone.
Some feedback to be included in comments on the CCTV Policy - Please if any member has comments they would like to propose email firstname.lastname@example.org
- It is a policy, not a by-law or law, therefore not enforceable and thus confusing.
- The policy itself should be restructured to specifically address CCTV on OM, public and private properties. It is currently mixed and not definitive.
- It currently states all CCTV must be registered with OM, even private and OM should have access and do the monitoring – nobody agrees to this.
- Storage, retention and access to recorded material must be handled in a way in which it can be submitted as evidence in a court of law. Comment: A storage and access procedure must be defined with the policy (this is valid for any CCTV solution other than a private home where content is not shared)
- Limitation on the number of cameras per pole needs to be introduced.
- Limitation on the positioning of cameras must be introduced taking account of privacy considerations.
Dear fellow Rooielsers,
> RERA received an invitation from Theresa Els to send representation to
> the regular Kleinmond Police Joint Operations Committee (JOCOM) and
> will attend regularly.
> JOCOM meet fortnightly. The meeting is chaired by LT Colonel A May, Station Commander: SAPS Kleinmond; includes SAPS, DAFF, OM, ratepayers associations, neighbourhood watch, and security agencies. The agenda includes reflection on crime statistics for the area, security improvement initiatives and general security considerations.
> The investigative state and sensitive nature of some items prohibit
> the reporting thereof. In addition, the frequency or repetitiveness of
> some content will not necessarily be shared or discussed. Therefore
> future updates to Rooielsers will depend on the feedback received and
> may be included in other RERA feedback.
> Feedback from the meeting
> LT Colonel May extended SAPS’ appreciation to all agencies
> especially the neighbourhood watches for their tireless efforts and
> contributions to crime prevention. #CrimeMustFall
> The total crime reported from 1 to 13 July 2022 is down by 44% and
> property-related crime is down by 55% compared to the previous period.
> Month to date (19 July) a total of 67 cases were reported in the area,
> an average of only 3.52 per day. Almost all personal contact crimes
> occurred in specific streets in Proteadorp and Overhills and mostly
> occur over the weekend between midday Friday to Sunday night.
> The recently published news article related to crime in the area was
> raised, especially the incorrect perception it created of specific
> neighbourhoods in the area. It was reiterated that it is not the
> purview of this committee however a member of the committee confirmed
> that enquiries are underway to determine the source and timeframe of
> those statistics as well as an appropriate response w.r.t. its impact
> on the community and tourism.
> We were requested to impress the community to practice personal
> vigilance and basic security. Most reported ‘entry’ (not burglary)
> crimes were due to doors and windows being left open or unlocked with
> unobstructed access to items. This also applies to vehicles. Alarm
> systems aren’t armed or in working condition. Security and safety
> are a joint responsibility. All crimes must be reported to SAPS as
> they provide intelligence.
> We were reminded that arrests for abalone poaching can only be made if
> the alleged perpetrator is caught in possession of abalone.
> Nevertheless, the reporting of poaching activities has led to good
> intelligence and arrests – please continue to report suspected
> For a significant period, no crime has been recorded by offenders 18
> years and younger. This is an achievement for the area and an
> indication that the interventions and support structures are working.
> In closing, comments in reflection on the proposed CCTV policy were
> shared. The policy although not by-law or law, could have a
> significant impact on safety and security operations. Communities
> are encouraged to submit comments. Some notes on this are included on the Ward Feedback Blog
> Warm regards
> RERA Exco
These are the Feedback from the Ward Committee Meetings and other related matters. They are lodged in Date order going backwards.