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George Municipality Acknowledges Lighter Moments and Positive Feedback from Festive Season Operations

Amidst the diligent efforts of emergency personnel, law enforcement agencies, municipal officials, and stakeholders during the festive season, the George Municipality highlights some lighter moments that added a touch of humour and positivity to the bustling period:

• One notable lighter moment was the innovative ways people devised to hide alcohol while visiting the beaches. Alcohol was found smuggled onto the beaches, including hiding it between food, clothing, camping equipment, and on their bodies.
• Seagulls made an unexpected appearance, chasing a drone operated by a member of the public who assisted in spotting six sharks on Saturday.
• Dolphins unexpectedly joined lifeguards in their rescue efforts, swimming alongside them in the waves.
• In an unexpected turn of events during the festive season, law enforcement officials encountered a few spirited individuals running nude in the streets on their way to the midnight swim in Herolds Bay.

The George Municipality expresses hearty appreciation for the recognition of its hard work by the public and visitors. Positive feedback received on various social media platforms from residents, businesses, and visitors includes:

• “These ablutions are beautiful” – a visitor commenting on the public toilets at Leentjiesklip Beach
• “An enormous THANK YOU again to the teams involved for the dedication and hard work that went into making the season feel safe and welcoming. It makes Wilderness a very attractive December destination and a huge benefit to us all.”
• A Facebook Reel featuring a visitor’s positive impressions of the beach, lifeguards, security, and clean facilities. Kom maak ‘n draai as jy lus is vir ‘n lekker dag op die strand. Hier is lewensredders en sekuriteit. Die toilette lyk goed en die strand is mooi skoon. Sien juller hier. (English: Come and have a look if you feel like a nice day on the beach. There are lifeguards and security here. The toilets look good and the beach is pretty clean. See you here).

“The municipality is pleased to have achieved its goal of ensuring consistent service delivery during the busy festive period and maintaining the efficient functioning of George,” said Dr. Michele Gratz, the Municipal Manager of George.