Environmental Authorisation For Our Long Term Coastal Protection Project Granted.
On 20 August 2021, DEDEAT granted Environmental Authorisation for our Long Term Coastal Protection project. This is a significant milestone that we have reached.
The approved project will entail sand sourcing from the Kromme River, using this sand for beach nourishment to create a 40-metre wide beach, and the construction of groynes to retard the loss of sand from the St Francis Bay beach. More detailed information can be found in four reports prepared by our Coastal Engineers Advisian. These reports can be found on our website under SFPO NPC (SRA) Documents – https://www.stfrancispropertyowners.com/sfpo-npc-sra/npc-documents/ – towards the bottom of the page.
We will commence with implementation of the project as soon as we have accumulated sufficient funds to do so. The project will be phased due to financial constraints. We want to commence construction during the last quarter of 2022. The funding available then will dictate the scope of the first contract (first phase only, or more than one phase simultaneously). To date, we have accumulated approximately R15 million for this project, and we expect that the available funds for the project will exceed R20 million by the end of 2021. A number of generous individuals have approached the SFPO, offering to contribute financially and to assist with raising funding for the project. To date, more than R10 million has already been pledged. We intend to embark on a funding drive soon, and more information will be made available in the near future.
The St Francis Bay Riparian Home Owners Association, the Kromme Joint River Committee and individual Home Owners Associations along the Kromme River pledged to contribute financially to the project.
We will keep the community of St Francis Bay informed on progress.
SFPO Association Subscriptions.
It is that time of the year when we request our members of the St Francis Property Owners Association to renew their membership subscriptions for the new year.
The yearly subscriptions run from 1 October – 30 September, concurrent with our financial year.
If you have new neighbours, or if any of your friends have moved to St Francis Bay, please pass on the newsletter and encourage them to join the Association. All help is greatly appreciated.
The annual subscription for a property owner/resident is R500 or R330 for a pensioner.
Visit the website and submit your payment online – https://stfrancispropertyowners.co.za/membership/
Or make an EFT payment direct to the bank account :
Francis Bay Residents Association
Standard Bank, Humansdorp
Account No: 082499276
Please use your Erf number and surname as references. If you wish to make a more significant donation to the fund, please do so; it will be very well received.
St Francis Bay Post Office Closed Down
Unfortunately, the St Francis Bay Post Office has been closed without any prior notice.
Postboxes are still being serviced daily from Humansdorp.
All those needing to collect SASSA Pensions and Grants have to travel to the Humansdorp Post Office.
St Francis Bay Aesthetics Guidelines
The updated St Francis Bay aesthetics guidelines document is now live on our site. It is a 16-page document that can be downloaded or read online.
It is an interesting read, and you can find the link under the SFPO Association header on the website home page.
The St Francis Bay wheelie bin roll-out is still going strong.
We would like to remind all that wheelie bins are available from the Municipality free of charge. The SFPO Association can assist if you are not in town but need to claim yours. We would also like to warn all who already have their wheelie bins to paint their ERF numbers or even their addresses in their bins to discourage thieves. We also advise bringing them in at night, as wheelie bins are being stolen.
If you need any assistance, please reach out to Lyn Aitken on:
- 042 294 0594