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Herold’s Bay receives Danish seal of approval

Accompanied by members of his MAYCO from left back, Cllr Nosicelo Mbete, Cllr Brendan Adams, Mr Bent Nicolajsen (Danish Liberal Democracy Programme), Cllr Johan Stander, Cllr Christiaan Neethling and Cllr Johan Du Toit. Front row Chief Whip Marlene Viljoen, Rebecca Carter Smith, NSRI Lifeguard Operations Manager and Adam Helling, NSRI Lifeguard Area Manager, Ald Van Wyk hoisted the blue flag to cheers.

The Executive Mayor for George, Leon Van Wyk made a quick stop in Herold’s Bay on Friday 1 December to officially hoist the first Blue flag of the season assisted by Bent Nicolajsen, from the Danish Liberal Democracy Programme.

Ald Van Wyk had just finished with a site visit to the George 1 MW Solar Plant and the Outeniqua Wastewater Treatment Works with Mr Nicolajsen. After a pleasant stop in the sunshine at Herold’s Bay, the itinerary continued with a visit to the Denneoord Water Treatment Works and the George Fire Station and Control Room.

The day ended with a visit to Redberry Farm. Mr Bent Nicolajsen is the project manager for the Danish Liberal Democracy Programme, a programme funded by the Danish Government that promotes democracy and coalitions. Mr Nicolajsen made a short visit to George to view some of our infrastructure and to gain a better understanding of George as intermediate city. The Executive Mayor, Leon Van Wyk was a participant on a recent study tour to Denmark which focussed on energy and coalitions and was led by Mr Nicolajsen.