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Ward 11 office finally in use

posted Nov 21, 2011, 7:42 AM by JBay RA
Ward 11 in Jeffreys Bay has had a ward committee office standing idle for the last 18 months or so. This was the subject of a news report in the Our Times about 2 months ago. Despite many assurances from both the councillor and the municipality, the offices remained unfinished and unused.

The Jeffreys Bay Residents Association committee meets once a month, and has often battled to find a suitable venue with easy wheelchair access for one of our members.  Although we have often used a room at the Jeffreys Bay Golf Club, this was not available for our November meeting. The JBRA chairman decided to investigate the use of the Ward office. Tertius Snyders of the Kouga Municipality was very helpful when contacted. Within 3 days he had arranged to clean up the offices and arrange a duplicate key. The ward 11 councillor, Mercia Ungerer, agreed to allow the use of the office for the residents association.

So, after many months of standing idle, the brand new ward 11 office hosted its first meeting last Thursday, 17th November 2011. Let's hope that these offices become a hive of activity, serving the needs of the residents of Jeffreys Bay Central and C Place. The office has no furniture at all. If anyone has a few spare tables and chairs available, they can be put to good use.

Members of the committee outside the office in Kwagga Street, C Place.
The committee hard at work packing the newsletter in the main office.

PS. There is a similar office in ward 8 near Noorsekloof, which has also been idle for many months.