The Phelophepa Healthcare Train is coming to Town!
The Transnet Phelophepa Healthcare Train will service residents of the Saldanha Bay Municipal area this September. The train will be stationed at the Saldanha Station and will provide healthcare services Mondays – Fridays from 18 – 22 September 2017 and again from 25 September – 29 September 2017.
Healthcare services include free healthcare education, cancer and diabetes educare, counselling, a dental clinic and an eye clinic.
For more information, contact Laurika Du Bois on 082 886 5583.
During the first week of September 2017, Saldanha Bay Municipality will be rolling out free weekly door-to-door recycling collection services to residents in Vredenburg, Paternoster, Jacobsbaai and Hopefield.
This follows last year’s successful launch of recycling collections to Langebaan where more than 2 000 residents are already participating and some 300 tons of recyclable materials have been diverted from landfill, creating 36 jobs to date. As further budget becomes available in 2018, St Helena Bay and Saldanha will come on stream next year.
The ‘WeCare - Recycle’ programme is part of the municipality’s commitment to improving service delivery to ratepayers, creating employment for the community and helping keep clean the West Coast, whose natural beauty brings thousands of tourists and visitors annually.
Free clear bags
Residents will be given a starter pack with educational information about how to participate as well as free clear bags for the first two weeks. There is no need to sort the different ‘dry’ items - all paper, plastics, glass, and tins go together into the clear bag. (Food scraps, wet and other waste goes as usual into the green bin.)
On the same day as refuse removal day each week, residents place their clear bag with recyclables on the pavement next to the refuse bin. The municipality’s recycling contractor Wastegro will pick up the bag of recyclables. A new clear bag will be left for the householder’s next week’s recyclables.
Bags are taken to the materials recycling facility at the Vredenburg landfill site. Here trained workers from the community sort the recyclables so they can be baled and transported to Cape Town for processing into new products again.
All residents of Vredenburg, Paternoster, Jacobsbaai and Hopefield are strongly encouraged to participate in the free, door-to-door collection of their recyclable materials which otherwise would go to waste in landfill. Businesses and restaurants are not included in the free weekly domestic recycling collection system. Businesses are encourages to make their own recycling arrangements with contractors of their choice, or to contact Wastegro on 082 3353 177.
For more information, contact: Saldanha Bay Municipality call centre: 022 701 7061. Alternatively, visit: www.sbm.gov.za.
As from 1 July 2017, the new contact number for the Saldanha Bay Municipality Fire Services will be 022 713 1815.
Notice is hereby given in terms of Section 115(1)(b) of the Local Government: Municipal Finance Management Act (Act 56 of 2003) to open the Bid Adjudication Committee (BAC) meetings for attendance by the public. Meetings will commence at 14h30 every Monday depending whether any bids were received for consideration. The agendas for meetings will be published at latest by 12h00 on a Friday. Additional bids may be added to the agenda on discretion on the chairperson of the BAC.
Clause 14 of the Guide and rules of order for members of the Saldanha Bay Municipality’s Bid Commitees applies for the admittance of the public to the meeting:
14.1 The meetings of the BSC and BEC are not open to the public;
14.2 The BAC meetings are open to the public and the chairperson of the BAC must take reasonable steps to regulate public access and public conduct at meetings;
14.3 Members of the public may not participate in the meeting and may only observe;
14.4 The BAC must conduct its business in an open manner and may close its meetings only when reasonable to do so having regard to the nature of the item(s) to be considered; and
14.5 The reason for the exclusion of the public from a meeting of the BAC must be included in the minutes.
Clause 15 of abovementioned Rules stipulates that no councillor may be a member of any of the bid committees, nor may he/she attend any of its meetings.
Please contact Mr B Louw at (022 701 7168) or Mr A Adonis at 022 701 6922 for any enquiries.