Mayor’s welcomes visitors

Knysna Executive Mayor, Mark Willemse welcomed visitors during a “friendly” roadblock on the Knysna N2 on Friday, 13 December.

Willemse accompanied by Traffic, Fire, Environmental and Social Development officials handed over goodie bags to the motorists. The motorists were reminded to take precautionary measures on the road and not to drink and drive.

A zero tolerance approach will be maintained through-out the season. Regular multi-agency road blocks will be held. Transgressors will be faced with the full extent of the law. The safety of our residents and visitors are first and foremost, not only on our roads but also at our beaches and public amenities.

Knysna Municipality is geared up and ready to provide residents and visitors with exceptional services throughout this summer season. Willemse said, “The Community Services and Planning and Economic Development Directorates have compiled a seasonal plan to facilitate the smooth running of services during this period of increased demand. We started with the implementation of the in November.”

“Lifeguards have been stationed at our beaches since 1 December. Let’s stay safe in the beaches and remember to abide by the blue flag rules at Brenton and Buffalo Bay beaches.

“To assist in dealing with the heavy traffic flow, 30 temporary point duty officials have been appointed. Our Law Enforcement will continue with their usual patrols in Knysna and Sedgefield CBDs. An additional 40 officers will be temporarily employed to monitor all beaches, camping sites and braai areas.

“Additional staff will clean the CBD and other selected areas daily, including camping sites and popular beaches within the greater municipal area. Service providers have been appointed to assist municipal staff with cleaning and maintaining public ablution facilities, picnic areas and refuse bins.

Council has done all it can to ensure our residents and visitors have an enjoyable holiday season. All we ask is that you enjoy your break and stay safe. I wish you all a fantastic festive season and a very happy and prosperous New Year.”

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