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Bitou Municipality (Customer Care)044 501 3174/5
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Published: 13 Nov 2019Title: To All Electricity ConsumersStatus: [Go to News for more details] Please note if weather permitting, the supply of electricity to your premise will be interrupted on Thursday 21 November 2019 from 08h00 till 17h00. Alternative Day: Tuesday, 26 November 2019.
Published: 13 Nov 2019Title: Interruption Of Water SupplyStatus: [Go to News for more details] Dear Consumer. Please be advised that the supply of water to your premises will be interrupted in order to connect a new pipeline for a new project. Tuesday 19 November 2019 from 07H30 till 17h00
Published: 01 Nov 2019Title: FIRE PERMITS - Municipal Notice No: 360/2019Status: NEWS | No Fire Permits will be issued after 14 November 2019 due to festive season and operational areas within Fire and Rescue Services. Fire Permit applications and Inspections for controlled burns may resume mid-March 2020 or as weather conditions allow.
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29 June 2017

Bitou Executive Mayor Cllr Peter Lobese speaks on the Bitou Fire Disaster

The disaster which affected the Bitou Community from 06 – 17 June 2017, was a trial of immense magnitude. We, as the local municipality could not foresee what devastation it would propagate throughout our beautiful town and we could not foretell what resources we would need to see our communities through these dire times.

I was humbled to see how the Bitou administration together with PBCPA, NSRI Plett, Smhart, Plett Security, SAPS, the various Fire Management Units (FMU’s) and all other role-players as well as individuals, handled the crisis situation from the JOCC. The well-coordinated setting up and operation of disaster relief centers at Plettenberg Bay Primary School, Piesang Valley Community Hall, Methodist Church, Plett Community Church near Santini, Dutch Reformed Church, Kranshoek Multi-purpose and Harkerville Forest Lodge, made a huge contribution in ensuring the effective management of this disaster. Our sincere gratitude goes to all the capable individuals that managed these centres and ensured that much needed assistance reached communities and families even beyond the boards of our municipality.

A splendid demonstration of the humanitarian spirit that lives within each and every one of us in Bitou.

The firefighters, the FMU’s, the Bakkie Sakkies and all other volunteers, who battled the fires on behalf of the Greater Bitou Community, you are our heroes. You have demonstrated a selfless and wholehearted devotion to the safety of our communities. A special vote of thanks to Ian Barnard and the family of the late Bradley Richards, their altruistic and courageous actions has not gone unseen, it epitomise the characteristics of a true heroes.

The words of gratitude fail me as I attempt to think of the appropriate words to thank the Greater Bitou Community for opening their hearts, their doors, devoting their time and all other efforts and resources to relief the impact that this disaster had on our fellow community members. Thank you.

All Non-Governmental Organisations, parastatals of government, volunteers and citizens of this country thank you for keeping us in your thoughts and prayers, thank you for your generous donations.

BITOU THANKS YOU

Last published 30 November 2018