Part of 269 bags of debris picked up from Ballot's Bay

Issued by George Municipality on 3 December 2021

George Municipality has asked bathers to be vigilant when swimming in the sea along our coast as debris and logs are still washing up following the flash floods of Monday 22 November 2021. Large piles of debris and logs are still in the process of being removed from the beaches by our Community  Services personnel. According to Allen Paulse, Director of Community Services, personnel  and Working for the Coast workers have been clearing Herold’s Bay, Victoria Bay, Ballot’s Bay, Wilderness beach from Leentjiesklip to Selena’s beach, Gwaiing Beach and Kaaimans mouth on a daily basis.

A team of Community Services workers and workers from Working for the Coast after a cleanup at Wilderness Beach.

Due to the tides, there is still debris washing up and because of high tides, certain areas can only be reached when it is low tide. During last week, 269 bags of debris was picked up at Ballot’s Bay. This week the crews collected to date,  62 bags of debris on Herold’s Bay beach and had to cut up huge logs that washed up as well.

Herold’s Bay: A worker from Community Services cuts a log into smaller pieces with a chainsaw.

On 23 and 24 November the teams respectively picked up 211 and 220 bags at Herold’s Bay. At Gwaiing beach a total of 80 bags of debris were collected today, Friday, 3 December 2021 during low tide. The crews also walk up the river during low tide to clean up debris. At Wilderness the teams have picked up 320 bags of debris at Selena’s beachside on 1 December and another 215 bags at Leentjiesklip.

Bags and bags of debris picked up from Victoria Bay beach.
The beach looks spotless after the crews cleaned all the washed-up debris

Debra Sauer
George Municipality
Communications Officer
044 801 9181

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21 years ago Herman and his wife Carina, with their 2 daughters moved to George in the beautiful Garden Route region of South Africa. He has a passion for the people of the region and is involved in many humanitarian projects. He is co-owner of the popular Facebook group called Georgiete Staan Saam with a membership of 77 500. He is a connector and an activist for unity and works tirelessly to help all communities in George and the Garden Route to realise that the answer for the political, business and socio-economical problems of the area is to stand together, plan together and working together at a common sustainable goal of alleviating poverty. Herman is the CEO of the Love Garden Route NPC and is one of the founders of the Love George movement. He is the owner and founder of the LoveGeorge News platform and the online radio stations RadioCSA. For 30 years Herman specializes in web development and web design and through his business also offer web-hosting, email-hosting and domain-hosting. As a Pastor he has presented over 40 men's and women's camps where the main focus is to assist and guide Christians in discovering who and whose they are, discovering their true calling and then activate them into their true Prophetic and Apostolic calling.