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Closure of George Municipal offices on 26 – 27 December 2022 and 2 January 2023

Public Notice: Closure of George Municipal offices on 26 – 27 December 2022 and 2 January 2023
Issued by George Municipality, 22 December 2022

With Christmas Day, 25 December 2022 and New Year’s Day, 1 January 2023 both public holidays falling on weekends, the George Municipality will close its offices only on 26 and 27 December 2022 and 2 January 2023, for public holidays. The Municipality will be operational during the festive season on all other working days except the public holidays mentioned above. The Emergencies and other essential services will be on standby during the public holidays.

Contact details for Traffic and Emergency Services

  • Traffic Department Offices, Driving and Learners Licences:
    Mission Street, Pacaltsdorp 044 878 2400
  • Vehicle Testing Station
    Hibernia Street (next to the train station) 044 801 9312
  • Motor Vehicle Registration and Licencing
    Hibernia Street (next to the train station) 044 801 9310

All after-hours George Municipality (including Uniondale and Haarlem) emergencies: 044 801 6300. Fire Emergencies: 044 801 6311.

General public email for all matters: gmun@george.gov.za
Garden Route District Municipality Disaster Management emergencies: 044 805 5071 (all hours).

Ratepayers are requested to use one of the below-mentioned methods to make payments:

Accounts can be paid via electronic transfer (EFT – see details below), via the UniPay website (see details below) and at Checkers, Shoprite, USave and SPAR. Please take your most recent available account statement with you so the shop can access the bar code connecting your payment to your GRG account number.

Bank Details for electronic payment

First National Bank (FNB)
Account Type: Public Sector Cheque Account
Account Name: George Municipality
Account Number: 62869623150
Branch Code: 210554
Swift Code: FIRNZAJJ

Reference: your GRG account number (please enter your account number without the GRG in front and without any spaces in-between)
Proof of payment to be sent to payments@george.gov.za

Payments can be made by scanning the QR code on the account statements or directly at www.unipay.co.za where George bill payments can be made.

Meter readings
Online submissions of water meter readings are welcomed and can be provided via the below email address along with the accountholder’s name, contact details and GRG account number.

Consumers must please note the change in the email address to meterreadings@george.gov.za

Account-related enquiries: accounts@george.gov.za

Prepaid electricity purchases
www.prepaid24.co.za
https://home.ontec.co.za
www.ipay.co.za

Pre-paid electricity queries to Itron/Ontec: 044 873 5474
Emergency credit control queries (063 699 5998)

USE OF RAW WATER OR TREATED EFFLUENT FOR NON-POTABLE WATER PURPOSES

Please note that due to the water situation in George the use of municipal potable water is restricted for certain activities, except with a written exemption approval from the Civil Engineering Services Directorate.

LOCATION FOR FREE COLLECTION OF TREATED EFFLUENT

Treated effluent is available for collection, free of charge, from the Gwaiing Wastewater Treatment Works (Airport Road, George). Please ensure the safe and appropriate use of treated effluent, and that all personnel are informed when using treated effluent that it is not safe for human consumption.

LOCATION, RATE AND COLLECTION TIMES OF RAW WATER

Raw Water is available for collection at the New Water Treatments Works (11th Avenue, Denneoord).

Charges & payment

The rate as per the 2022/23 Tariff List for the collection of Raw Water is R 19,44/kl (1000 l) – this excludes VAT.

Payment for raw water, for the kilolitres to be collected, is to be made at the cashiers at the main Municipal Offices in York Street. Payment must be made prior to collection and the receipt presented on collection of raw water. No raw water will be provided without the presentation of the receipt as proof of payment.

Collection times:

  • Working days 08:00 – 16:00

Please note that raw water is not safe for human consumption. The user is to ensure the safety of the raw water and that it is suitable for specific use.

Please complete the indemnity form available as attached and also on the following George website link: https://www.george.gov.za/george-document/indemnity-form-for-use-of-raw-water-or-treated-effluent/ once completed please return it to the Directorate: Civil Engineering Services offices situated at Old Town Hall Building, Cnr. Market and York Street. Telephone enquiries can be directed to 044 801 2500/10 (7:45 am-4: 30pm) during weekdays, except on public holidays (Please note that 26, 27 December 2022 and 2 January 2022 are public holidays and therefore the offices will be closed). Completed indemnity forms can be emailed to gvanniekerk@george.gov.za

OPENBARE KENNISGEWING: GEBRUIK VAN ROU WATER OF BEHANDELDE AFVALLEIDING VIR NIE-DRINKBARE WATERDOELEINDES

Neem asseblief kennis dat weens van die watersituasie in George die gebruik van munisipale drinkbare water vir sekere aktiwiteite beperk is, behalwe met ‘n skriftelike vrystellingsgoedkeuring van die Direktoraat Siviele Ingenieursdienste.

LIGGING VIR GRATIS VERSAMELING VAN BEHANDELDE AFVALVOER

Behandelde afvalwater is beskikbaar vir afhaal, gratis, by die Gwaiing-afvalwaterbehandelingswerke (Airportweg, George). Verseker asseblief die veilige en toepaslike gebruik van behandelde afvalwater, en dat alle personeel ingelig word wanneer behandelde afvalwater gebruik word dat dit nie veilig is vir menslike gebruik nie.

LIGGING, TARIEF EN AFHAALTYE VAN ROU WATER

Rou water is beskikbaar vir afhaal by die New Water Treatments Works (11de Laan, Denneoord).

Kostes en betaling

Die tarief volgens die 2022/23-tarieflys vir die insameling van rou water is R 19,44/kl (1000 l) – dit sluit BTW uit.

Betaling vir rou water, vir die kiloliters wat afgehaal word, moet by die kassiere by die hoof munisipale kantore in Yorkstraat gemaak word. Betaling moet geskied voor afhaal en die kwitansie moet by afhaal van rou water getoon word. Geen rou water sal verskaf word sonder die voorlegging van die kwitansie as bewys van betaling nie.

Insamelingstye:

  • Werksdae 08:00 – 16:00

Neem asseblief kennis dat rou water nie veilig is vir menslike gebruik nie. Die gebruiker moet die veiligheid van die rou water verseker en dat dit geskik is vir spesifieke gebruik.

Voltooi asseblief die vrywaringsvorm wat beskikbaar is soos aangeheg en ook op die volgende George-webwerfskakel: https://www.george.gov.za/george-document/indemnity-form-for-use-of-raw-water-or-treated-effluent/ sodra dit voltooi is, stuur dit asseblief terug na die Direktoraat: Siviele Ingenieursdienste se kantore geleë by Ou Stadsaalgebou, hoek van Mark en Yorkstraat. Telefoniese navrae kan gerig word aan 044 801 2500/10 (7:45 vm.-4: 30 nm.) gedurende weeksdae, behalwe op openbare vakansiedae (Neem asseblief kennis dat 26, 27 Desember 2022 en 2 Januarie 2022 openbare vakansiedae is en daarom sal die kantore gesluit wees). Voltooide vrywaringsvorms kan per e-pos aan gvanniekerk@george.gov.za gestuur word.

ESKOM LOADSHEDDING UPDATE – 21 December

George will be affected as follows:

Wednesday 21/12/2022
20:00 – 22:30

Thursday 22/12/2022
04:00 – 06:30
12:00 – 14:30
20:00 – 22:30

Friday 23/12/2022
04:00 – 06:30
12:00 – 14:30
20:00 – 22:30

Saturday 24/12/2022
04:00 – 06:30
12:00 – 14:30
20:00 – 22:30

Sunday 25/12/2022
02:00 – 04:30
10:00 – 12:30
18:00 – 20:30

Uniondale will be affected as follows:

Wednesday 21/12/2022
23:00 – 01:30

Thursday 22/12/2022
07:00 – 09:30
15:00 – 17:30
23:00 – 01:30

Friday 23/12/2022
07:00 – 09:30
15:00 – 17:30
23:00 – 01:30

Saturday 24/12/2022
07:00 – 09:30
15:00 – 17:30
23:00 – 01:30

Sunday 25/12/2022
05:00 – 07:30
13:00 – 15:30
21:00 – 23:30

VERY IMPORTANT PLEASE
ONLY USE ESSENTIAL APPLIANCES WHEN POWER IS RESTORED
Consumers are reminded to use electricity sparingly especially when power returns after load shedding. This will reduce the risk of overload tripping on the network. Consumers are requested, where possible to not switch on appliances such as stoves and kettles for at least 30 minutes after load shedding.

 

Dogs on beaches(sand area) detrimental to Blue Flag status

Dogs on beaches(sand area) detrimental to Blue Flag status – we request your co-operation!

George Municipality wishes to inform all dog owners that in order to adhere to the Blue Flag international standards at all of our beaches, it is imperative to enforce strict rules of NO DOGS ON BEACHES (SAND AREAS) that is in line with the Municipality’s By-law, Keeping of dogs, cats and animals.

Wilderness Beach, Herold’s Bay and Victoria Bay have full Blue Flag status and Leeintjiesklip has Pilot status for the 2023 festive season. Blue Flag is an international coastal management programme that accredits beaches that meet standards of excellence in water quality, environmental management, environmental education and information as well as safety and services. In South Africa the programme is implemented by the Wildlife Environmental Society of South Africa (WESSA). The Blue Flag season runs from 1 December 2023 to 31 January 2024.

Dog excrement can contaminate the water and jeopardise the Blue Flag status of our beaches – even if the dog poop is picked up. Dog owners are therefore warned to keep dogs on a leash and off the sandy areas at the beaches. Law Enforcement officers will not hesitate to act against those that do not adhere to the By-law.

Further to this By-Law no dog or other animal may be in any public street or public space (any open public space the public has access to which falls under the George Municipal jurisdiction for example beachfronts, parks, sport fields and sidewalks) except on a leash and under control. This is unless the animal is in an area designated by the George Municipality as a free-running area.

A person is not allowed to walk a dog other than a guide dog, ON A BEACHFRONT, a public street, public place, without carrying enough plastic or paper bags or wrappers, to place the excrement into, in the event of the dog defecating. Please note that dogs are allowed on the sidewalk areas, (tarred, brick-paved etc.) of beachfronts, if these conditions are adhered to.

The beach areas under the control of the George Municipality include Herold’s Bay, Gwaiing River Mouth Beach, Victoria Bay and the Leentjiesklip and Wildnerness beach areas up until the NSRI (Salina’s Restaurant). The area to the left of Salina’s Restaurant (facing the sea) falls under Sanparks. The attached map indicates the areas on Wilderness Beach where dogs MAY be walked on the beach.
The George Municipal By-Law may differ from that of other municipalities. Please humanely muzzle and or more can and will be imposed.

Animal owners leaving on vacation should please ensure that they have their animals cared for by a reliable person or at an animal boarding facility such as kennels or catteries.
We ask dog owners to familiarise themselves with a map of Sanparks attached, to see where dogs are allowed on beaches and where not.

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Honde op strande (sandgebied) is nadelig vir Blouvlagstatus – ons versoek u samewerking!

George Munisipaliteit wil alle honde-eienaars in kennis stel dat om aan die Blouvlag internasionale standaarde by al ons strande te voldoen, dit noodsaaklik is om streng reëls van GEEN HONDE OP STRANDE (SANDGEBIEDE) af te dwing wat in lyn is met die Munisipaliteit se Bywet, Aanhou van honde, katte en diere.

Wildernisstrand, Heroldsbaai en Victoriabaai het volle Blouvlagstatus en Leeintjiesklip het status vir die 2023-feesseisoen. Blouvlag is ‘n internasionale kusbestuursprogram wat strande akkrediteer wat aan standaarde van uitnemendheid in watergehalte, omgewingsbestuur, omgewingsopvoeding en inligting sowel as veiligheid en dienste voldoen. In Suid-Afrika word die program deur die Wildlife Environmental Society of South Africa (WESSA) geïmplementeer. Die Blouvlagseisoen strek van 1 Desember 2023 tot 31 Januarie 2024.

Honde-ontlasting kan die water besoedel en die Blouvlagstatus van ons strande in gedrang bring – selfs al word die honde-afval opgetel. Honde-eienaars word dus gewaarsku om honde aan ‘n leiband en van die sanderige gebiede by die strande af weg te hou. Wetstoepassingsbeamptes sal nie huiwer om op te tree teen diegene wat nie by die Verordening hou nie.

Ingevolge hierdie Verordening mag geen hond of ander dier in enige openbare straat of openbare ruimte wees (enige oop openbare ruimte waartoe die publiek toegang het en wat onder die George Munisipale jurisdiksie val, byvoorbeeld strandfronte, parke, sportvelde en sypaadjies) behalwe aan ‘n leiband en onder beheer. Dit is tensy die dier in ‘n gebied is wat deur die George Munisipaliteit as ‘n vrylopende gebied aangewys is.

‘n Persoon word nie toegelaat om met ‘n ander hond behalwe ‘n gidshond, OP ‘N STRAND, ‘n openbare straat, openbare plek, te loop sonder om genoeg plastiek- of papiersakke of omhulsels te dra, om die ontlasting in te plaas, in die geval die hond ontlas nie. Neem asseblief kennis dat honde op die sypaadjie-gebiede, (geteer, baksteen geplaveide ens.) van strandfronte toegelaat word, indien hierdie voorwaardes nagekom word.
Die strandgebiede onder beheer van die George-munisipaliteit sluit in Heroldsbaai, Gwaiingriviermondstrand, Victoriabaai en die Leentjiesklip- en Wildnerness-strandgebiede tot by die NSRI (Salina’s Restaurant). Die gebied links van Salina’s Restaurant (wat na die see kyk) val onder Sanparke.

Die George Munisipale Verordening kan verskil van dié van ander munisipaliteite. Snoer asseblief jou hond op ‘n menslike manier,om die hond onder beheer te hou, indien die dier as gevaarlik, boosaardig of wreed beskou word. Geen diere moet in ‘n onbewaakte en/of toe voertuig of oop bakkie in enige openbare straat of ruimte gelaat word nie. Indien hierdie verordening nie nagekom word nie, kan en sal ‘n boete van R500 en hoër opgelê word.

Diere-eienaars wat met vakansie vertrek, moet asseblief seker maak dat hulle hul diere deur ‘n betroubare persoon of by ‘n diere-instapfasiliteit soos honde-herberg of katte-herberg versorg word.
Ons vra honde-eienaars om hulself te vergewis van ‘n kaart van Sanparke wat aangeheg is, om te sien waar honde op strande toegelaat word en waar nie.

 

 

PUBLIC NOTICE: Gwaing River Mouth Beach and River closed for swimming

The public is advised that the river and river mouth area at Gwaing are closed for swimming due to failure of water samples for Ecoli. The source of the contamination has not yet been determined and Civil Engineering Services continues to monitor and investigate the possible source.

Daily water samples are being taken and a 24 hour period is required for each sample to be processed for results.The closure for swimming is for health and safety reasons. The public will be kept up to date on any changes.

CONVILLE AND UNIONDALE PUBLIC SWIMMING POOLS ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

PUBLIC NOTICE: CONVILLE AND UNIONDALE PUBLIC SWIMMING POOLS ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Issued by George Municipality, 21 December 2022

Please be advised that the Conville and Uniondale public swimming pools are open to the public.

OPERATION DAYS, TIMES & SAFETY AT BOTH, CONVILLE AND UNIONDALE:
• Monday to Friday: 13:00 – 16:00 (with 2 Lifeguards on Duty)
• Saturdays and Sundays (Public Holidays): 09:00 – 12:00 and 13:00 – 16:00 with 2 Lifeguards on Duty and one Lifeguard on standby.

THE TARIFFS FOR ENTRY INTO BOTH CONVILLE AND UNIONDALE SWIMMING POOLS ARE AS FOLLOWS:
Non-Sporting events:
• Entrance fee: Adult (Including children 16years and above): R 15, 00 per person
• Children (15 years & under): R 5, 00 per child
• Swimming tuition: per person: R 11, 00 (Both adult and children)
Sporting events:
Hire of Conville Swimming Pool:
• Galas for Adults: R1 400 ,00 / day
R 800, 00 / half day
• Floodlights: R 300, 00 / hour
• Touchpads: R 4 000, 00 / day
PLEASE NOTE: Entry fee to the Swimming Pools is VAT INCLUSIVE

For enquiries/bookings: Conville Swimming Pool
Tel: 044 801 9488
Contact persons:
Mr G de Villiers Email: gbdevilliers@george.gov.za – Sport Development Assistant
Ms LY Botha Email lybotha@george.gov.za – Sport Development Officer
Mr R Swart Email rswart@george.gov.za
Ms S Velembo Email svelembo@george.gov.za

For enquiries/Bookings: Uniondale Swimming Pool
Tel: 044-8019020 / 044 7521024 (Uniondale Office)

 

PUBLIC NOTICE: New Water consumption graph on your monthly municipal statement

Residents will notice a new graph on their December municipal statements which will enable them to review their past 6 months water consumption. The graph shows the most recent monthly reading,  as well as 5 months previous useage in graph form as well as kilolitres, making it easy to see if you have gone over the current household limit of 15kl per month as per the water restrictions in place.

Follow this link for Stricter Water Restrictions in English/Afrikaans and Isixhosa.
https://www.george.gov.za/george-doc-categories/public-notices/general/

CONTACTS
accounts@george.gov.za
044 801 9009/4/17/9135/9518
Please provide your GRG account number and contact details (email address, telephone number) with all enquiries.

Submit meter readings to  meterreadings@george.gov.za
Submit proof of payments to payments@george.gov.za with your GRG acc nr as reference

As of 31 January 2023, the George Municipality will no longer send out printed accounts by post but a copy can be printed at the cash hall of the Municipality’s main building situated at 71 York Street or Area Offices in BLANCO, CONVILLE, PACALTSDORP, NEW DAWN PARK, ROSEMOOR, PROTEA PARK, TOUWSRANTEN as well as Thembalethu and Waboomskraal Thusong Centres on request. To ensure that you continue to receive your municipal account statement, please register to receive your Municipal account via email.

The registration form is also available on all Municipal pay offices, area offices and the George Municipality’s website at this link: https://www.george.gov.za/george-document/register-to-receive-your-account-on-email/   

Once completed, please return the form to the same office that you have received it from or email it to: accounts@george.gov.za

ESKOM LOADSHEDDING, 20 December

Stage 6 loadshedding will be implemented from 20:00 tonight until 05:00 tomorrow morning. Then Stage 4 loadshedding will resume at 05:00 tomorrow morning until further notice. This is necessary to ensure sufficient generation capacity is available tonight to replenish the dam levels at the pumped storage power station so that this capacity will be available during the day tomorrow. The breakdown of 6 generating units during the day has necessitated the escalation in the loadshedding stage. Eskom will publish a further update should any significant changes occur.(Eskom)

George will be affected as follows:

Wednesday 21/12/2022
04:00 – 06:30
12:00 – 14:30
20:00 – 22:30

Uniondale will be affected as follows:

Wednesday 21/12/2022
07:00 – 09:30
15:00 – 17:30
23:00 – 01:30

PUBLIC NOTICE: Sewerage Sucker Services extended for Festive Season

Issued by George Municipality, 20 December 2022

George Municipality is extending Sewerage Sucker services from today until 16 January 2023 for the Festive Season: Monday to Friday from 07h45 until 22h00

Weekends & Public Holidays from 08h00 until 19h00

SEWERAGE SUCTION TRUCK SERVICES: WHAT YOU MUST KNOW

Clients making use of George Municipality Sewerage Truck Services, please note:

  • All operation and maintenance of on-site septic and conservancy tanks, and all costs related to it, are the responsibility of the property owner.
  • The owner must check septic and conservancy tank levels regularly and book a service long enough in advance to avoid spillovers.
  • Book your collection/cleaning of tanks at least five days in advance at the phone numbers below.
  • Immediate response to emergency overflows cannot be guaranteed and is subject to availability and scheduling of trucks.
  • Collection and cleaning of tanks after hours (16h30 until 22h00)

Times for Weekends and Public Holidays (08h00 until 19h00). Weekends and public holidays are more expensive than in working hours, as per municipal rates, and will only be done on confirmation by client that the after-hours fee is accepted.

Book your suction truck services on 044 801 9262/66.Uniondale: 044 752 1024 After hours: 044 801 6300

George Munisipaliteit verleng Rioolsuierdienste van vandag tot 16 Januarie vir die Feestyd: Maandag tot Vrydag 07h45 tot 22h00

Naweke & Openbare Vakansiedae vanaf 08h00 tot 19h00

 

Rioolsuierdienste verleng vir Feesseisoen

George Munisipaliteit verleng Rioolsuierdienste van vandag tot 16 Januarie 2023 vir die Feestyd: Maandag tot Vrydag vanaf 07h45 tot 22h00

Naweke en openbare vakansiedae vanaf 08h00 tot 19h00

RIOOLSUIGTROK-DIENSTE: WAT U MOET WEET

Kliënte wat van George Munisipaliteit se rioolsuigtrok-dienste gebruik maak, neem asseblief kennis:

  • Die werking en instandhouding van septiese- en opgaartenke, en alle kostes wat daarmee verband hou, is die verantwoordelikheid van die grondeienaar.
  • Die eienaar moet die vlakke van septiese en opgaartenke gereeld nagaan en ‘n diens lank vooruit bespreek om oorspoelings te vermy.
  • Bepreek die uitsuig/skoonmaak van tenke ten minste vyf dae vooruit by die telefoonnommers hieronder.
  • Onmiddellike reaksie in die geval van noodriooloorspoelings kan nie verseker word nie en hang van die beskikbaarheid en skedulering van suigtrokvoertuie af.
  • Uitsuig of skoonmaak van tenke wat na-ure (16h30 until 22h00)

Tye vir naweke en Openbare Vakansiedae (08h00 tot 19h00).

Indien uitsuig en skoonmaak oor naweke en publieke vakansiedae plaasvind is dit duurder, soos per die munisipale tariewe, en sal slegs gedoen word indien die kliënt bevestig dat die na-ure fooi aanvaar word.

Bespreek u rioolsuigtrok-dienste by 044 801 9262/66.Uniondale: 044 752 1024 Na-ure: 044 801 6300

 

Public Notice: No Fireworks Allowed in George and surrounds

Public Notice: No Fireworks Allowed in George and surrounds

Issued George Mun,  20 December 2022

George Municipality reminds the public that due to the high fire risk, the setting off, and possession of fireworks, firecrackers, flares, paper lanterns and other such paraphernalia in the George municipal area is not allowed.

Strict Fireworks Legislation

George has strict firework legislation and according to the Bylaw on Community Safety, Section 58 (13) No person may discharge fireworks outside of a designated Fire Works Area. No Fire Works area has been made available in George and should someone be caught discharging a firework, a flare or lighting a Chinese lantern an immediate fine of R1000 is applicable as well as a potential charge of arson.

Confiscation Notices

Law Enforcement Services together with other Role players would start with the compliance campaign by doing continuous inspections at shops in all areas.  Confiscation notices and Fines will be issued to non-compliant shops and confiscated fireworks will handed over to the SAPS Explosives unit for disposal.

Marine Flares

Setting off marine rocket flares for fun is hugely dangerous and irresponsible. NSRI is compelled to log and investigate each and every incident in case it is a real emergency which of course takes up their time and valuable resources and, more seriously, could detract from genuine flare sightings. It is also hugely dangerous for those setting off the flares, which, as they are quite costly, we suspect are also probably out of date. Marine guidance notes explain that all old flares need to be disposed of correctly.

Rocket flares degrade with time and there have been cases where the rocket propellant separates from the parachute and you are left with an uncontrolled flare which then comes back down and hits the person who has fired it off.

Enforcement

George Municipality will firmly enforce the applicable by-laws and Law Enforcement officials will be deployed at various areas and beaches throughout the season to attend to fireworks complaints.

Pets and fireworks

This will hopefully assist in reducing the noise levels and allow people (and their pets) to plan for “noisy” periods thus allowing for a quieter, safer environment for all concerned. For some pets, especially dogs and cats with particularly noise-sensitive ears, the sound of fireworks can cause intense fear responses. Some pets will go to extremes to hide, others get startled and run away, and general anxiety caused by unexpected loud sounds can have long-lasting effects on animals.

Other impacts of fireworks- did you know?

Bees become so disorientated they don’t go back to their hives.

Birds have panic attacks at night causing mass deaths.

Fish and other animals perish after ingesting fireworks debris.

Companion animals have anxiety and panic attacks.

Fireworks can also trigger Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in people.

Please report the illegal setting off of fireworks to 044 801 6350 or after hours at 044 801 6300.

Please report the illegal trade in fireworks to 044 801 6350 or after hours at 044 801 6300.

FIRE EMERGENCIES: 044 801 6311

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Openbare Kennisgewing: Geen vuurwerke word in George en omgewing toegelaat nie

Uitgereik deur George Munisipaliteit vir onmiddellike vrystelling

George Munisipaliteit herinner die publiek daaraan dat weens die hoë brandrisiko, die afvuur, en besit van vuurwerke, klappers, fakkels, papierlanterns en ander sulke toebehore in die George munisipale gebied nie toegelaat word nie.

Streng vuurwerkwetgewing

George het streng vuurwerkwetgewing en volgens die Verordening op Gemeenskapsveiligheid, Artikel 58 (13) mag geen persoon vuurwerke buite ‘n aangewese Vuurwerkgebied afvuur nie. Daar is geen vuurwerkgebied  in George beskikbaar gestel nie en sou iemand gevang word wat ‘n vuurwerk, ‘n fakkel of ‘n Chinese lantern aansteek, is ‘n onmiddellike boete van R1000 van toepassing asook ‘n moontlike klag van brandstigting.

Beslagleggingskennisgewings

Wetstoepassingsdienste sal saam met ander rolspelers met die nakomingsveldtog begin deur deurlopende inspeksies by winkels in alle gebiede te doen. Beslagleggingskennisgewings en boetes sal uitgereik word aan winkels wat nie aan die vereistes voldoen nie en gekonfiskeerde vuurwerke sal aan die SAPD se plofstofeenheid oorhandig word vir vernietiging.

Mariene vuurpylfakkels

Dit is uiters gevaarlik en onverantwoordelik om mariene vuurpylfakkels vir die pret te laat afgaan. NSRI is verplig om elke voorval aan te teken en te ondersoek ingeval dit ‘n werklike noodgeval is, wat natuurlik hul tyd en waardevolle hulpbronne in beslag neem en nog ernstiger, afbreuk kan doen aan werklike fakkelwaarnemings. Dit is ook uiters gevaarlik vir diegene wat die fakkels afvuur aangesien dit redelik duur is en waarskynlik verouderd. Luidens Mariene handleidingnotas moet alle ou fakkels korrek vernietig word.  Vuurpylfakkels versleg mettertyd en daar was al gevalle waar die vuurpyldryfmiddel van die valskerm skei en jy sit met ‘n onbeheerde fakkel wat dan terugkom en die persoon wat dit afgevuur het, tref.

Handhawing

George Munisipaliteit sal die toepaslike verordeninge streng toepas en Wetstoepassingsbeamptes sal deur die seisoen by verskeie gebiede en strande ontplooi word om aandag te gee aan vuurwerkklagtes.

Troeteldiere en vuurwerke

Hierdie sal hopelik help om die geraasvlakke te verminder en mense (en hul troeteldiere) in staat stel om te beplan vir “geraas” periodes en sodoende ‘n stiller, veiliger omgewing vir alle betrokkenes, moontlik te maak. Vir sommige troeteldiere, veral honde en katte met besonder geraas-sensitiewe ore, kan die geluid van vuurwerke intense vreesreaksies veroorsaak. Sommige troeteldiere gaan tot uiterstes om weg te kruip, ander skrik en hardloop weg, en algemene angs wat deur onverwagte harde geluide veroorsaak word, kan langdurige uitwerking op diere hê.

Ander impakte van vuurwerke – het jy geweet?

Bye raak so gedisoriënteerd dat hulle nie teruggaan na hul korwe nie.

Voëls ondergaan paniekaanvalle in die nag wat massa-vrektes veroorsaak.

Visse en ander diere vergaan nadat hulle vuurwerkrommel ingeneem het.

Geselskapsdiere het angs- en paniekaanvalle.

Vuurwerke kan ook posttraumatiese stresversteuring by mense veroorsaak.

Rapporteer asseblief die onwettige afvuur van vuurwerke by 044 801 6350 of na-ure by 044 801 6300.

Meld asseblief die onwettige handel in vuurwerke by 044 801 6350 of na-ure by 044 801 6300 aan.

BRANDNOODGEVALLE: 044 801 6311