In response to the protest memorandum handed over during August’s protest, the municipality held a press briefing.
Litter overflowing from refuse bins along the R34 Memel Road was cause for residents to take to social media this week.
Ward Four councillor, Bertie Meiring chaired an informative public meeting at Fort Amiel Museum last week.
Newcastle Mayor, Makhosini Nkosi, said this would ensure the community was moving closer to a safe environment.
Should the offender not comply with these by-laws, the municipality is permitted to issue a fine, remove their signage or even escalate the matter to court.
Sewage spillages reared their head again this past week, with effluent spotted in Ncandu Park and parts of the CBD.
Two specific instances of illegal dumping were reported to the municipality over the past two weeks, and an official response was received on Tuesday afternoon.
In a continuation of Women’s Month, Vulintaba Country Hotel played host to the Eighth Women and Environment Conference, themed ‘Pledge for Parity’.
“The other day when my daughter was walking down the driveway towards our gate, one of the communal tenants shouted at her to ‘voertsek’!”
Preview – Newcastle Municipality is in the process of identifying a new regional cemetery, to address burial needs of residents.
In front of the municipal building and Town Hall, Fred van Dyk will hand over a memorandum of concerns to Mayor, Makhosini Nkosi.