Council gears up for bumper season

The Kouga Council is gearing up for a bumper festive season.

Kouga Executive Mayor Elza van Lingen said the new Council was working hard to ensure that the region would be ready for the influx of holiday-makers in December.


“We have identified critical service delivery challenges and are putting in place measures to curb service interruptions,” she said.

“Extra vehicles will be hired to deal with waste collection and to ensure our service departments like water and electricity are capacitated to deal with the problems that typically arise during the holiday season.

“Inspections of electrical lines have also been undertaken so that preventative maintenance could be done prior to the holiday season.”

She said extra traffic officers, lifeguards and law enforcement officials would be appointed to improve the safety of residents and visitors alike.

“While the new Council has had little time to prepare, it is our hope that everyone will be able to feel the difference this festive season.

“We want holiday-makers to enjoy our beautiful region and all it has to offer without having to worry about service interruptions,” she said.

The Mayor said the Council’s goal was to ensure that people’s holiday experience in Kouga improved year on year.

“Many of our businesses and residents depend on tourism to make a living. We cannot afford to have visitors cutting short their holidays because of poor service delivery. We want them to stay longer and we want them to come back for more,” she said.

“That is why we will be doing everything in our power to ensure that the municipality provides the service support needed to make this holiday season a success.”



3 Responses to “Council gears up for bumper season”

  1. Marié Bothma Says:

    Baie dankie Elsa van Lingen ons sien reeds die verakil in Paradysstrand en ua verheug.
    Nou sien ons uit na Johan Muller wat ‘n groot bekommernis is en verlede jaar ons toeriste grensloos irriteer het.
    Dankie byvoorbaat.

  2. Bev Terblanche Says:

    Baie baie dankie aan Elza van Lingen en die Munisipale span. Mens kan werklik ‘n groot verskil begin raaksien orals. Dit begin weer lekker word om hier te bly. Net ‘n voorstel – kan daar nie groter vullishouers of meer vullishouers aangebring word op plekke waar toeriste saamdrom nie? Ek het al by die vakansiegangers gehoor dat die vullishouers te klein, te min en altyd oorvol is.
    Hou so aan julle maak regtig ‘n verskil.

  3. Henda Thiart Says:

    Middag Elza, ek stem ook saam met van die ander lede van die publiek wie kommentaar gelewer het, Mens kan die verskil reeds sien. Kan ek vra dat daar ekstra spesiale aandag aan die ablusieblokke van die Jeffreysbaai Karavaanpark gegee word. Bietjie nuwe verf en teels kan tydelik ‘n groot verskil maak.

    DA groete
    Henda Thiart

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