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PLANNING & INTEGRATED HUMAN SETTLEMENTS MEETING POSTPONED TILL 19 FEBRUARY

Tomorrow’s (7 February) Planning and Integrated Human Settlements meeting has been postponed to Monday, 19 February.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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Mayor hands over key of the town to Miss Universe

Local golden girl and Miss Universe, Demi-Leigh Peters received a warm welcome from Greater Knysna residents and visitors during her homecoming parade in Sedgefield on Sunday, 28 January.

Knsyna Executive Mayor, Eleanore Bouw-Spies bestowed the freedom of the town on Peters and handed over a symbolic key to her in front of the excited crowd in the Sedgefield Primary Sport Field. “Congratulations Demi-Leigh we are all so proud of you. Becoming Miss Universe is a big achievement. Thanks you for putting the Greater Knysna on the map, and making Sedgefield a priority in your busy schedule.

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Breaks in water reticulation system addressed

Knysna Executive Mayor, Eleanore Bouw-Spies and her team sincerely apologise for these water outages. This has been a recurring problem that affected the municipality for a number of years. The Executive Mayor called an urgent Mayoral Committee meeting today in order to address the problem. The following resolutions were taken:

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Congratulations Matric Class of 2017!

The Knysna Town Council would like to congratulate the matric class of 2017 on successfully completing their high school examinations. Well done for reaching this key milestone, you have done us proud!

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Knysna Oyster Festival and Knysna Municipality shares excitement on Emerging Events Incubator Programme

Knysna Executive Mayor Eleanore Bouw-Spies says, “it is great to meet these event co-ordinators who will hopefully develop their skills and companies to take the Pick ‘n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival and many other local events into the future ensuring an Inclusive, Innovative & Inspired Knysna. We are excited and can’t wait to see the impact of this programme on the 2018 Pick ‘n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival.”

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Knysna Municipality is in Rebuild phase

The greater Knysna Municipal area is still reeling under the shock of the recent fires that cut a swath of destruction throughout the province. “This catastrophe will help to develop the strength and resolve we need to face its aftermath,” said Executive Mayor Eleanore Bouw-Spies.

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Garden Route Rebuild Initiative finalises strategy, seeks public input on project implementation

The work of developing the strategy was accomplished through a massive, community-wide cooperative process that involved local residents and businesspeople, individuals with specialist expertise, representatives of a wide variety of NGOs, the municipal mangers, executive mayors, officials, and political representatives of the Eden District and the Knysna and Plettenberg Bay Municipalities, and officials drawn from a large number of provincial and national government departments. The project was coordinated by the international strategic consultancy McKinsey, which provided its services on a pro bono basis.

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LEVEL 3 WATER RESTRICTIONS IMPLEMENTED

Level 3 Water Restrictions have been implemented by the Knysna Municipality with immediate effect. This new level of restrictions has resulted by Greater Knysna residents not adhering to the call to reduce their water usage. In the past week alone Sedgefield’s target water usage of 1.9ML/day was exceeded with the area utilising 2.2Ml/day. Knysna’s target of 8Ml/day was ignored and residents used a whopping 12.4Ml/day.

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Help clean up Knysna’s illegal dumping

As part of Knysna Municipality‟s campaign to rid Greater Knysna of illegal dumping, they have identified illegal dumping hotspots within the area and are asking residents to join them in identifying the culprits.

“Please Whatsapp us on 081 556 9374 with details of where and when you have noticed illegal dumping. It would be ideal if a photograph of the perpetrators could accompany your report,” encouraged Knysna Acting Municipal Manager, Bevan Ellman.

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