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Sport at Newton Hall

In November 2010 Edo Madat of the municipality gave permission to the Kouga Volleyball Union (KVU) to use the Newton Hall for volleyball once a week. The KVU obtained trestles and installed covers on the neon lights at their own expense, in the expectation of using the hall for the foreseeable future. Volleyball was played successfully in the hall for all of December and January without incident. Players from Pellsrus, Ocean View and Humansdorp attended regularly, in addition to J Bay players.

In February 2011 the KVU asked permission of community services, via a letter to the Municipal Manager, to use the hall for volleyball coaching for the Jeffreys Bay Primary School on Tuesdays and Thursdays. A junior municipal official requested a meeting with the KVU, which he failed to attend. At a later meeting this official inspected the hall, and the light covers installed by the KVU. Subsequently this official informed the KVU by phone that permission to use the hall had been revoked, due to possible damage to the floor of the hall by a maximum of 12 volleyball players. The fact that this floor regularly supports several hundred dancers at weddings, for example, did not deter him.

The volleyball players now use a facility kindly provided for free by the Fountains Mall. Players from Pellsrus and Ocean View no longer attend due to the difficulty of arranging transport.
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March 30, 2011 T Watkins, JBRA E de Lange Follow up as agreed at monthly meeting Awaiting report on hall from E Oosthuizen.  
March 2, 2011 KVU Moses Ngcayiso Bookings for hall by KVU refused  
February 23, 2011 Trevor Watkins - KVU Mari du Toit - munipality Cancellation of Newton Hall use Replied that Ngcayiso did not have jurisdiction over Newton Hall, usage to continue 
February 15, 2011 T Watkins, KVU J Uithaler, E de Lange Email requesting answer on use of Newton Hall No reply received 
February 8, 2011 T Watkins, KVU M Ngcayiso After phone call agreed to meet T Watkins at Newton Hall for onsite inspection. Meeting held. Permission to use hall revoked by cell phone call about 2 weeks later. 
February 8, 2011 T Watkins, KVU Moses Ngcayiso Meeting at J Bay Technical services office at 10am M Ngcayiso did not appear for meeting 
February 2, 2011 T Watkins, KVU J Uithaler, E de Lange Email requesting reply to issues raised No reply received 
February 1, 2011 T Watkins, KVU E de Lange email of Newton Hall request letter sent directly to E de Lange alternative email (commserv) No reply or acknowledgement received. 
January 31, 2011 T Watkins, KVU Eksteen de Lange, J Uithaler Reply to forwarded letter requested No reply received from E de Lange 
January 26, 2011 T Watkins, KVU J Uithaler, PA to MM Formal request letter for use of Newton Hall for J Bay Primary volleyball coaching Forwarded to E de Lange. No reply received to date. 
December 23, 2010 T Watkins, KVU J Uithaler, Mari du Toit, MM Letter from KVU to MM thanking him for approving use of the Newton Hall, and updating him on progress. No reply 
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