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PRINGLE BAY RATEPAYERS ASSOCIATION | PRINGLEBAAI BELASTINGBETALERSVERENIGING

THE PRINGLE POST

APRIL 2011

VOLUME 16, ISSUE 1 | JAARGANG 16,UITGAWE 1

TRAGEDY FOR A PRINGLE BAY COUPLE

Price

R5

Prys

In the early hours of the morning recently, a devastating fire ripped through the home of permanent residents Jetty and Ed Erasmus.

The fire swept through the house in minutes and despite the strenuous efforts of the dedicated team of Pringle Bay fire-fighters, led by Station Commander Clayton Francis, little could be saved.

Sincere and heartfelt sympathies for this tragic and traumatic loss go to the family from all in Pringle Bay.

THE PRINGLE POST proudly wears a GREEN,

environmentally friendly jacket!

DIE PRINGLE POS dra trots‘n GROEN,

omgewingsvriendelike baadjie!

INSIDE THIS ISSUE:

What’s Been KeepingYour Ratepayers Association Busy?

4

Community Watch Keeps Pringle Bayers InThe Know

4

Extracts: Infrastructure & Planning In Hermanus

5

What is the Community Policing

Forum and does it help me?

6

This fire again highlights the urgent need for a dedicated fire-fighting team in our village (which we already have and which is the envy of surrounding towns and villages) and the critical need for a purpose built fire truck than can carry the substantial amount of water required to fight a blaze of this intensity.

An urgent appeal is being made for funds for the purchase of this vehicle.

AND THE FIRE THREAT CONTINUES

The Pringle Bay Fire - Fighting Team Leader Clayton Francis :- “ The week of 14th to 20th March has been a nightmare for any fire-fighter. The area which was most effected was the surrounding mountains, our fynbos and the animals which could not escape the fire. We had fire vehicles from all over to assist us, from Cape Town,

Gansbaai, Hermanus, Caledon, Kleinmond and other surrounding stations. Of course we were part of a bigger picture - assisting wherever they put us. We had 3 helicopters in the air bombing with water and a ground crew in the mountains beating the flanks of the fire to bring it under control. I must say here that I take my hat of to those guys ,mountain up and mountain down, they never give up.

Continued on page 2...

Security Camera Project Report 7 Security Precautionary Measures 7

Pringle Bay Conservancy

8-10

Close Encounters of the Otter Kind

Pringle Bay Ladies Club Letters To The Editor An Obituary Pringle Past Cheerio toVera Barichievy Thalassa, ons geliefde See!

10 11 12 13 14 14 15

TideTables:-April to June 2011 16

Windverwaaid! / Blown Away! A Click Is AllThat Is Needed

16

To Help An Animal

17

Important Information Belangrike Inligting

Useful Numbers

Nuttige Nommers

18

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OUR HEROES! From left to right: ‘Fire Chief’Clayton Francis,Bob Bradnick,Vic Brooker,Dave Mellet and Dirk Britz.

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