The Bitou Municipality urges residents and visitors to please adhere to the prohibition of fireworks & sky lanterns being set off in the area, in the interest of public safety, and various Acts which govern public safety and fire prevention.
The risk and hazards associated with such celebrations pose the likelihood to cause injury and damage to property.
Any applications to display or set off fireworks must be directed to PLETT TOURISM, who will circulate the application to relevant departments before being submitted to the Municipal Manager for consideration and approval.
All Applications must reach the Manager of Plett Tourism by no later than Friday 02 December 2022, 12h00. Consideration of firework displays will only be considered for New Year’s Eve into New Year’s Day.
Plett Tourism enquiry contact - 044 501 3150
Bitou Public Safety enquiry contact - 044 501 3240
Due to changes in rainfall within the area, together with the dry and windy conditions normally experienced, it is deemed favourable for the spread and development of run-away fires.
It is in the interest of public safety that fireworks and lanterns be prohibited. Only on approved application and clearance from relevant departments will it be permitted in accordance with special conditions to the time and location of approval granted.
The Emergency Services and Public Safety Sections can focus on the priorities of motor vehicle incidents/accidents, medical emergencies experienced and structural fires rather than thin out resources to cover negligent fires caused by fireworks and/or sky lanterns.
Thank you for your cooperation – Have a Safe and Blessed season in Bitou
Mr Mbulelo Memani
Bitou Local Municipality
NOTICE NUMBER: 364 /2022
Closing Date: 15 January 2023
Applications are invited from students currently receiving tuition at Accredited Learning Institutions and learners who are currently in Grade 12 or have passed Grade 12, for financial assistance towards further studies during the 2023 academic year. The financial contribution by Bitou Municipality is restricted to full-time study and attendance at SAQA accredited Tertiary, only university and Technicon students. This is ONLY applicable to students studying at local schools and studying in the following fields:
From 1 to 4 December 2022
Thursday to Friday: 09h00 - 17h00
Saturday: 08h30 - 14h00, and
Sunday: 09h00 - 13h00
At Markert Square Shopping Centre, Plettenberg Bay.Last published 25 November 2022