Competition – Recycling

What is recycling? Is our community aware of what recycling entails? What exactly is expected of each individual to contribute to make recycling a success?

These are questions we should ask ourselves, because recycling has become so important in our everyday lives.

What is the purpose of recycling?

The purpose of recycling is to conserve energy, help the environment, reduce pollution, slow global warming and reduce waste products in landfills. By recycling, people can greatly contribute to the earth’s overall health and keep the air, water and land clean. Recycling is a simple and easy way to help save the environment.

We realize that we need to do more to protect our environment, and in order for that to happen we need to create an awareness.

There is a great lack of recycling knowledge within our community, therefore Bitou Waste Management together with the local libraries have decided to educate the younger generation with the basics of recycling.

Posters, Activities and Pamphlets will be issued to help create the necessary awareness needed. Pamphlets will be issued to schools within the time period.

We invite youngsters to visit their local libraries to find out about the “Recycling Competition” that will be taking place during the duration of the school holidays from 5th October – 9th October 2015.

Please note that for the competition we are targeting Grade.3’s & Grade.7’s. If anyone in a different grade wishes to partake he/she may, but the standard of the competition will be for kids in those two grades.

Other activities will be provided regarding recycling for those who do not take part in the competition.

Each Library will have a winner who will be issued with a prize. Participants who partake will be issued with a certificate.

The different winners in the different libraries will be competing for a grand prize!!
Competition takes place at all local libraries on the following dates:

5 OCT. WITTERDRIFT: 10:00AM – 12:00PM
5 OCT. KURLAND: 14:00PM-16:00PM
6 OCT. NEW HORIZON: 10:00AM- 12:00PM
8 OCT. KWANOKUTHULA: 10:00AM – 12:00PM
9 OCT. KRANSHOEK: 10:00AM – 12:00PM

We hope to see you there!!!!!!

San Park warns of Red tide

Johannesburg – Fishermen must not fish for shellfish and mussels in the Knysna estuary at the moment as a possible red tide is approaching, SA National Parks (SANParks) said on Tuesday.

“Common types of red tide can kill shellfish, abalone, white mussels and black oysters,” said Garden Route National Park Knysna section senior ranger Owen Govender.

“Other blooms can be stored in mussels until they become poisonous if eaten by humans,” he said.
“It is for this reason that we are cautioning against fishing mussels in the estuary until it is safe to do so.”

In a SANParks statement, local estuary expert Prof Brian Allanson said water samples collected from two key points in the estuary confirmed the presence of phytoplankton in the water.

While the low numbers were highly unlikely to cause a bloom, the authorities nonetheless cautioned against fishing there until it was declared safe.

According to Marine and Coastal Management guidelines, phytoplankton are microscopic, single-celled organisms that float in the sea.

One type lay dormant on the seabed until being lifted to the surface, where it germinated. It was associated with paralytic shellfish poisoning, which occurred one to five hours after eating contaminated seafood.

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Notice is hereby given in terms of section 3(6) of the above Act that the under-mentioned application has been received and is open to inspection at the Town Planning Section (Office No 7, Monks View, Church Street) Bitou Municipality. Any enquiries may be directed to Adél Stander, Town Planner, at tel: 044 501 3322 / Fax: 044 533 6885.

The application is also open for inspection at the office of the Director, Land Management, Provincial Government of the Western Cape, on the 4th Floor York Park Building, York Street, George, from 08:00 – 12:30 and 13:00 – 15:30. (Monday to Friday). Telephonic enquiries in this regard may be made at 044 805 8600. Any objections, with full reasons therefore, should be lodged in writing at the office of the above-mentioned Director: Land Management, Region 3, at Private Bag X6509, on or before 30 days from the date of publication of this notice, quoting the above Act and the objector’s erf number. Any comments received after the aforementioned closing date may be disregarded.

Applicant Nature of application
Marike Vreken Urban and Environmental Planners Removal of a restrictive tittle condition applicable to Erf 307, Kranshoek, in order to enable
the owner to construct 8 residential apartments.

Notice is hereby given that Bitou Municipality has received the following application in terms of Section 15 and 17 of the Land Use Planning Ordinance (Ordinance 15 of 1985):
The rezoning of Erf 307, Kranshoek from Residential Zone I to Residential Zone IV.
Relaxation of the northern street building line from 8m to 4m.
Relaxation of the eastern side building line from 4m to 2m.
Relaxation of the parking requirements from 10 bays to 8 bays

The application is available for inspection at the Municipal Town Planning Office (Monks View, Church Street, Plettenberg Bay) during normal office hours. Telephonic enquiries in this regard may be directed to the Town Planner, Ms Adél Stander, Bitou Municipality (Tel: 044 501 3322).
Any objections to the proposal should be lodged in writing to reach the undersigned (Municipal Manager, Bitou Municipality, Private Bag X1002, Plettenberg Bay, 6600 and/or fax number 044 533 3485 and/or be hand-delivered at the Municipal Offices, Sewell Street, Plettenberg Bay) by no later than Monday, 6 January 2013, and should include the details (name and postal address) of the person concerned. Comments or objections received after the aforementioned closing date may be disregarded.
A person who cannot read or write but wishes to comment on the proposals may visit the Department: Strategic Services (Town Planning Section) where a member of staff will assist them to formalize their comment.
A Paulse
Municipal Manager
Bitou Local Municipality
Private Bag X1002