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Mayor visits Gwaing to view upgrades and replacements

Executive Mayor Leon van Wyk accompanied by Mr Sivuyile Mtila, new Senior Manager Environmental Services as well as Tyrone April, Superintendent Parks and Recreation for the Community Services Directorate, visited Gwaing Beach on Friday afternoon (9 July 2021) to inspect the newly replaced balustrades along the promenade.  The brand new stainless steel railings were installed in June to replace the existing wooden railings at a cost of R90 000.

The ablution facilities at the beach were vandalised in March this year with toilets, windows and pipes all damaged and/or  broken. a door at the campsite was vandalised. The windows and frames have been replaced at a cost of R60 000 and additional security measures will be put in place to mitigate further vandalism of this nature. Both projects were completed using budget from the 2020/21 Financial year.

George Municipality appeals to the public to please come forward if they have any information about vandalism against municipal property or assets. Help us to look after your community’s safety and wellbeing and allow the George Municipality to keep improving our service delivery. Contact the George Municipality on 044 801 9111 or 044 801 6300. Make use of the four W’s – Stick to the factual details and tell us Where it happened, What happened, When it happened and Who did it? Help the George Municipality to Keep George Safe.

Tyrone April, Superintendent Parks and Recreation; Sivuyile Mtila, new Senior Manager Environmental Services and the Executive Mayor of George, Leon van Wyk inspect the new stainless steel railings on the Gwaing Beach promenade.