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2017 Committee Members

 

              Chairperson          Secretary               Treasurer             Memberships                Fundraising                

                                                   

              Shirley Coetzee         Viv Burton-Moore         Peter Burton-Moore             Isolde Smith                    Mike Lamb                   

 

 

             Conservancy           Building Plans                      Ward Councillor              

           & Village Green       & Development                                                               

                                                             

      Jason Stonehewer              Nelia Hurter                                               Dudley Coetzee              

 

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Farewell

 

It is with regret that we as a management committee bid a fond farewell to Steve Peck, our faithful holder of the RPA’s purse strings, as well as dependable and hardworking member of the Conservancy committee.  He and his wife, Lee will soon leave our village go in search of greener pastures in Napier during the course of  February 2016.

Thank you Steve for your sterling contribution towards conservation in Pearly Beach.  Without you we would not have the benefit of the beautiful Village Green which we are privileged to enjoy.  Every success in your new venture.   We salute your effort and wish both of you happy landings!

 

Fire in Pearly Beach - January 2016

 

 

The devastating fire that destroyed vast tracts of fynbos and threatened houses in the Pearly Beach area on Monday 18th January 2016, apparently started at one of the wooden houses in Rotunda Road and at this stage arson cannot be ruled out.  Thanks to the speedy reaction of volunteers in our community, (amongst others Rynhardt Koekemoer and “Hakkie”) together with other local Pearly Beach residents, as well as the Overstrand Fire Dept, assisted by teams from WORKING ON FIRE, no houses in Pearly Beach were affected. 

 Farmers from Baardskeerdersbos and other nearby areas also assisted in controlling the fire in the evening.  Unfortunately one house on a nearby farm as well as a wooden bungalow and caravan were destroyed in the fire.  We are very grateful to the fire fighters who worked throughout the night to contain the fire after the blaze had been brought under control, by the helicopter crews from “WORKING ON FIRE” who water bombed the inferno.

The cost of the fire is still to be calculated.  However the helicopters and spotter planes were in the air for about six hours at a cost of R50 000 per hour.  This then amounts to approximately R300 000 and excludes the cost of the ground crews involved.

We salute our caring community.

 

Pearly Beach Affaire 2015

 

 

 

 

PRIZE WINNERS

 

Pearly Beach Affaire 2015

This year the Affaire was held on the 30th December on the village green and it was a great success!

 Sixteen stall holders came and displayed their wares, including delicious home made hot and cold food stuffs.

 Inter mingled amongst them were locally made craft products and artists’ showing off their talents along side our resident book author who was on hand to sign copies of his latest works.

Live music was echoing around the green from renowned singers Matt Hurter and Jody Wayne

Local brewers and wine producers were on hand to slake your thirst as the temperature rose to nearly 40c at one point!

Tea and cakes were available along with a cooling ice cream if that was your preference as well.

We also had a bouncy castle and face painting to keep the kids happy and safe as you checked out the stalls.

This year we awarded some great prizes to the stall holders that we thought had entered into the spirit of things and had made their stalls fun and colourful...

First prize went to Panthera Africa, and they took away an Eco- boat Trip for 4 around Dyer Island.

So a big thank you to everybody that helped out on the day, made prize donations, the stall holders and especially to all the people that turned up and made it all worth while!

Thank you, and hopefully see you next time…..don’t miss it!!

 

 

New Information Sign

    

Just in time for this years Christmas holiday rush we have had a new roadside information sign erected on Main road just as you enter the village. 

This sign informs you of two of our biggest and most interesting places to visit whilst in the village.

 The Fynbos Centre and Garden are now all but complete (there will always be room for little tweaks though!) and the Beachcomber Kiosk is full of environmental information, colourful posters and a whole host of shells and other coastal items.

So treat yourself and pop in and take a look, you will not be disappointed!

 

 

This Newsletter can be found above in the “click here“section for reading or downloading….enjoy!

 

 

 

 

Pearly Beach Day of Prayer

 

Wednesday 16 September 2015

10h30 for 11h00

Meet on Village Green, if raining in Angling Club

Bring chair/rug to sit on

All welcome

Soup will be served at 10h30, bring own mug

Contact  Alta 028 381 9224/082 563 9056

 

 

This Newsletter can be found above in the “click here“section for reading or downloading….enjoy!

 

 

 

Meet Mr & Mrs Matt Hurter

  

 

Nelia Muller, our Building Plans Monitor and Matt Hurter, her partner of many years tied the knot on 27 March 2015 at Rosemary’s in Gansbaai.

Mazel Tov!   Matt & Nelia – our very best wishes accompany you both!

 

Special Public Open Meeting

On Tuesday, 21 April at 16h00 the Mayor together with her mayoral committee and the municipal manager, accompanied by the directors of the various departments will visit the angling club at Pearly Beach to explain the draft 2015/2016 municipal budget. They will also be available to answer any questions from the community. Please diarise this date and make every effort to attend this important meeting.

 

House number signs

 To enable emergency services and meter readers (amongst others) to accurately identify your property, please ensure that your street number is clearly displayed on your property. Some properties in Pearly Beach still only reflect their Erf number - this should be removed and be replaced with the street number. If you are unsure what your street number is, please contact any member of the Ratepayers’ Association management committee who will do their best to assist you in this matter.

 

 

Fines for littering

Please note that the fine for littering has been increased to R3 500 per incident . Littering offences include leaving empty bottles and sweet wrappers on the beach, or placing your household refuse on the road reserve on days other than the day on which refuse is removed by the municipality. Please help us to keep our village clean, tidy and litter-free, by utilising the Refuse Drop Off Zone at the entrance to the village, off Broadway

 – further details available on this website

 

Dogs on leashes

 This month (April) the Municipality erected signs at the entrances to the beach in the village advising people that if they take their dogs onto the sands they must be on a leash.

Please therefore be considerate and make sure you comply with this request and have your dog under control at all times whilst walking the beach.

The need to have your dog on a leash also applies to all the roads in the village as well.

 

 

Overstrand Fire Department

The Overstrand Fire Department has been fighting veld fires since Friday, 27 February, 2015.  The fires have been raging throughout the Overstrand, starting in Betty’s Bay and Kleinmond, then in Hawston, which spread to Vermont.  Fires in Baardskeerdersbos, Platbos and Pearly Beach also flared up.

 The Overstrand Fire Department was assisted by the City of Cape Town who sent ten units to fight the fires in Kleinmond and Hawston, but these  had to be withdrawn when the fires raged out of control in the southern suburbs in Cape Town.  Assistance was also received from the fire departments of the West Coast District Council who sent in fire units and relief staff, as well as the Stellenbosch Fire Department and the Overberg District Municipality.   At present, sixty fire fighters have been brought in from Natal to relieve the staff fighting fires in the B’bos and Platbos areas.  They will relieve the fire staff who now been on duty for more than 24 hours.  While the fires were raging in Hawston, the fire staff worked for 48 hours before relief staff was available.

We are extremely grateful to our own fire fighting personnel as well as the various municipalities who have come to our aid during this tragic disaster.

 

Bush Fire near Pearly Beach

 

 

 

Yesterday (3rd March 2015) we had the beginnings of a bush fire about 5 kms from the village.

It started at the base of the mountains just north of Klein Paradijs a t about mid day, and by 9pm was raging up the mountain and towards the Franskraal direction.

Fortunately it burnt it self almost out by this morning, only for the wind to get up and change direction and reignite the flames.

Currently it is burning away from the village and hopefully with the forecast of thunder and rain today it will quickly be extinguished.

 

African Penguin & Seabird Sanctuary (APSS)

 

 

 

This fantastic rehabilitation centre situated at Kleinbaai was officially opened on the 27th February 2015.

It is a state of the art facility, the brain child and vision of Wilfred Chivell     (Dyer Island Trust) and will take in injured penguins and other seabirds from our coast line and even further afield.

The African Penguin (previously known as the Jackass Penguin) is unfortunately currently listed as “Endangered” on the Red Data listings.

This facility is the only fully permitted one of its kind in South Africa.

You can visit this facility and see the birds and the rehabilitation process in action and we encourage you all to do so to see for your self what can be achieved with drive, passion and the support of our community!

 

Black Oystercatcher Survey

 

A survey has started in Pearly Beach this month to try and establish how many Black Oystercatcher birds live on our beaches.

The area to be surveyed is a 5.5km stretch of beach and rocks starting at the Blind River and running through to Blue Water Bay and will run for a year.

Local people have been asked to get involved and can do so by just counting the number of birds they see anytime they walk this stretch of sands and to submit their findings by a simple SMS or email to Steve Peck, the co-ordinator of this project.


The final information will be submitted to The Animal Demographic Unit at the University of Cape Town who compile and analysis such statistics and in turn become a major source when local Municipalities or Government have to make decisions on land use or zoning applications that may have a impact on our wildlife.

For more information on the exact areas of beach to be surveyed and reporting details please contact Steve via cell 082 663 6143 or email stevepeck49@gmail.com

 

 

Village Affaire – November 2014

 

  

  

 

The second Village Affaire was held on the Green last Saturday, 15th November, and despite the weather doing its best to put a dampener on things, (it rained, the wind blew and the sun was reluctant to come out to play!) those who did come and support us were treated to some interesting and exciting stalls.

There was a stall selling treasure maps of the village, local photographers displayed beautiful images of areas around Pearly Beach, a local author signing his work, Raka wines and a beer tent made sure there was something for everyone, while the Gansbaai Tourist Office did a roaring trade in teas and coffees as did the lady selling home-made samoosas!

Live music was performed by local singer Stephen Bernhardt and the Marimba band from Gansbaai Primary School went down a storm.

 So a big ‘thank you’ to all the stall-holders that supported us and, of course, to the locals and visitors that came along to have a good time!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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shirdu@vodamail.co.za

 

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