Don’t forget the Summerstrand Residents Association Meeting taking place on Tuesday 4th Sept, 17h30, as usual at Pearson High School. If you care about your neighbourhood please attend!
It is time for Casual Day again and Cheshire Home Summerstrand is one of the many participating NGO’s in PE. This day is not only a chance for the community at large to become aware of disabled people but it also gives those caring for disabled people the chance to raise some much needed funds for the support, care, opportunity and love we offer them. Cheshire Home Summerstrand has been offering support and care to disabled people for over 37 years. Of every R10 sticker sold for Casual Day, they get R4. The balance goes into a national fund for the support of disability. The funds raised will be for the direct benefit of the 54 disabled adults and 23 disabled children of its outreach project “Khaya Cheshire“. For more information, visit http://www.cheshirehomesec.org/outreach
NELSON MANDELA BAY MUNICIPALITY PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT MEETING BETWEEN TRANSNET AND COMMUNITY OF HUMEWOOD
Humewood and other interested residents, including representatives from Business and Tourism are invited to a public meeting on Thursday, 23 August 2012, at 17H30, at which the Chief Executive of Transnet National Ports Authority, Mr Tau Morwe, will provide feedback on the liquid bulk/tank farm and manganese project, as well as the Port Development Framework for Nelson Mandela Bay.
Date: Thursday 23 August
Venue: Hume Park Recreational Club – Main hall
Although the NMBM JOC Centre confirmed that the entire Metro would have water last night, the crisis is not resolved and residents for the most part are still sitting without water. In Summerstrand, 2 reservoirs are supplying Summerstrand, one of which is for the bottom part along Marine Drive (water is running well) and the other which is currently struggling to supply water, affecting the top area of Summerstrand above Brighton Drive, including Gomery Area, and above Strandfontein Rd.
Information conveyed from our counsellors:
– There will be a water-tank truck at the Mercado Centre – Summerbreezz Spar
The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality’s Joint Operations Centre in conjunction with the South African Services request motorist to consider staying off the road and at home as heavy rain is expected tonight.
– The Old Cape Road from Rowallan Park to Van Stadens is currently flooded and motorists are requested to be extremely careful when using it.
– The Bagshaw/Govan Mbeki Road is flooded as well as at the corner of Lindsay Road and Haupt Street.
– The left lane of Cape Road is flooded from First Avenue to Greenacres Hospital.
– At the bottom of Devon Road in Sherwood the road is flooded as well as Mission Road and Fountain Road in Walmer.
– La Roche Drive and Strandfontein Road are also flooded.
A second vehicle rolled on the M4/Settlers Way as a result of the high water level. A tree fell over the N2 at the Cotswold Bridge in the Port Elizabeth/Cape Town direction a few minutes ago. Areas affected by power outages are: Heath Park, Aspen Heights, Bloemendal, Kwadwesi, Salsoneville & Sanctor
|The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality just closed the Riverstone Road Bridge in the Sherwood area as a result of flooding. Motorists are warned to be extremely careful and adhere to safe following distances as road surfaces are slippery.|
Roads closed at this stage due to the heavy rains of this weekend in Port Elizabeth and surrounds are:
· Soudien Street/Old Uitenhage Road
· Third Avenue Dip (Newton Park)
· Seaview Road (Bushy Park area), and;
· Loodsberg Pass and the Wapasberg Pass are closed due to snow.
Roads flooded but not closed at this stage, amongst many others, are:
· M4/ Settlers Way (opposite North End Prison)
· Cape Road in the direction of St. Albans
· Grahamstown/ Ferguson Road
· Cape Road towards Draaifontein Road
· Walker Drive towards Samantha Way
Newton Park Third Avenue Dip area
Carrington Road in Charlo
Seaview Road in the vicinity of Bushy Park
Water Road and Victoria Road are currently being monitored and could be closed at any time
Motorists are warned to use extreme caution and adhere to safe following distances as road surfaces are slippery!
The SA National Weather Services have called for a high alert this weekend with previsions of extreme cold inland, heavy winds by the coast, and heavy rains. The 2 HIGH pressure systems south of the country and developing LOW pressure system over the far Northern-Western interior are similar to the systems that caused the 1968 floods in Port Elizabeth and Surrounding areas.
– Heavy Snow Falls are expected with Road closures in all mountain passes in the region except for Olifantskop pass.
– Heavy Rain is expected to reach Port Elizabeth by today noon until Saturday evening throughout the region of Cacadu.
– These systems are expected to also affect all outdoor activities in the region such as the Biltong Festival in Somerset East and the VW Algoa Rally being held in the Port Elizabeth, Uitenhage and surrounding areas.
Please be warned and take care.