Umtamvuna Views: Voice your concerns at the public meeting

Umtamvuna Views

MOST residents are aware of the proposed ‘borrow-pit mining’ to supply sand for the planned new toll road. The location of this mine, covering 4.7 hectares, would be near Arbor Glade, behind Tragedy Hill.

The estimated time period for this mining is two to three years, which would entail huge trucks moving sand all day, most days, along the main road.

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There will be a public meeting for all concerned, interested residents at the Port Edward Holiday Resort on Monday, October 16, at 5pm. For enquiries, contact Peter Brereton (chairman of ratepayers’ association) at 083 6540321.

Fed up

We are happily having more than our fair share of rain at the moment and yet our water supply (Ugu) continues to be totally unreliable. In this neck of the woods, some areas have been without water for days. Apparently there was a serious burst pipe in Portobello Road that took days to repair. Whether the reason for the poor water supply is sabotage, non-existent maintenance or drought, residents and holidaymakers are thoroughly fed up. Yet water cuts just go on … and on!

Recycling depot

At last! It appears that Port Edward has a functional, monitored and accessible recycling depot. The local ratepayers’ association has been pressurising the municipality to provide adequate bins. In the grassy area behind the library there are four brightly coloured bins and wire cages. Free recycling bags are available from the HELP Foundation and all local estate agents.

Monthly dinner

Montage Pub and Grill in Port Edward will be hosting its first dinner of a monthly pop-up dining club. A group of locals decided that Port Edward needs to spice up the ‘eating-out’ scene.

The dinner is planned for this Friday (October 13) at 6pm. The four course meal sounds delicious – prawn cocktail, beef fillet carpaccio, Kung Pao chicken and baklava for pudding. (R190 per person) Bookings are essential. Please contact Mandy Tomson at 071 1195801.

Lovely trip

Drien Collins lived in Leisure Bay for 18 years and worked at Kinderstrand in Glenmore, providing delicious meals for hundreds of children. She relocated to Rustenburg three years ago to be closer to her family.

She recently flew down to the coast for a holiday and joined her friends Louise Bouwer and Joey Anderson for a three week road trip to the West Coast to see the flowers.

Although the flowers were disappointing, the friends had a lovely trip. Unfortunately Ina Brown, who was booked to go on the trip, had a bad fall and broke her wrist. She had to undergo surgery and sadly missed out on the trip.

Happy birthday

Birthday greetings go to ‘Maringo Flats friends’ Lorraine Lilje and Heidi Wichmann. They celebrated with a combined braai party with friends on Heidi’s farm. All news to Philippa.

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