Pothole ‘police’ take charge

HOLEY MOLEY!: Gerrit du Plessis, Joey Bezuidenhout, centre, and Annekie Heyns fill potholes in Lotus Place, Paradise Beach. Picture: EUGENE COETZEE
HOLEY MOLEY!: Gerrit du Plessis, Joey Bezuidenhout, centre, and Annekie Heyns fill potholes in Lotus Place, Paradise Beach. Picture: EUGENE COETZEE

J-Bay residents step in and fix town’s streets

A GROUP of Jeffreys Bay residents are fixing their roads – one pothole at a time. Armed with spades, tar and a boatload of enthusiasm, two separate community projects have been launched and about 1 000 potholes filled.

One of the projects covers the greater Jeffreys Bay area, while the other tackles the roads in Paradise Beach.

In just two weeks, more than 100 volunteers, including a music teacher, a novelist and an electrical engineer, have taken to the streets to fill in potholes, some as big as craters, to ready the town for the festive season.

Spearheaded by Paradise Beach Neighbourhood Watch chairman John Wiehahn, the group’s first task was to negotiate with Jeffreys Bay mayor Daphne Kettledas to avoid falling foul of municipal bylaws.

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