LALB were the runners up for the 2019 Mayors award in the Ray Nkonyeni Municipality

On the 23 August 2017 Looking After Leisure Bay became the first and only registered Non Profit Organisation in Leisure Bay. It was a moment that we as the inaugural committee of LALB were immensely proud of. On the 28th of June 2019 we were given another reason to be immensely proud.

Looking After Leisure Bay’s Chairperson, Vanessa Murray, was nominated as an individual, for the prestigious Mayoral Community Awards 2019. These are awards presented by her worship the Mayor for outstanding contributions to the community. During the assessment process for the awards Vee said she could not accept the nomination as an individual, as LALB was a team driven organisation, with so many passionate people, with a variety of skills involved. She left it at that thinking it was all over.

On Friday the 28 June 2019 Vanessa Murray, along with LALB’s Vice chair Lizette Greef, and our treasurer Ella Smith, were present at the awards when LALB was announced as runner up in the category of “BEST CHARITABLE ORGANISATION”. All the work done by LALB is for the benefit of the Leisure Bay and Glenmore community as well as the broader RNM community in the area. Looking After Leisure Bay has dedicated this recognition to Sean Murray, Vanessa’s husband who passed away last year, as well as to the Leisure Bay community for their amazing support.

LEISURE BAY COMMUNITY SECURITY

In order to Look After Leisure Bay you need an effective reliable community policing project and we have just that in the Leisure Bay Neigborhood watch. Looking After Leisure Bay and LBNW have been working hand in hand since our inception. Our goals and objectives are the same. To create a safe environment for all life in our village.

Anti Litter Mitigation

Looking After Leisure Bay is constantly looking at ways to prevent litter ending up in our bush and ocean. In Leisure Bay our household refuse is collected on a Tuesday. We place our refuse in black bags and leave them outside our gates…for the monkeys to rip open and throw far and wide! A solution is to have a “monkey puzzle” wire bin installed. There are a few companies in the area who manufacture these bins. We suggest if you cannot afford to have a monkey puzzle installed, and there are monkey puzzles in the vicinity of your home, use them! We are sure that your neighbour would rather see the rubbish inside their monkey puzzle bin than spread around the street. We also think that a few large bins placed around the village for communal use will help the situation. To d this we need funds. Please use the donation facility on our website and use MONKEY PUZZLE as your payment reference. As swoon as we have enough funds we will get quotes and install these bins. Taking into account all existing bins, we think that R40 000 will be enough to cover the entire village with sufficient monkey puzzles to stop the litter problem. If you have any ideas that you think  could help get rid of all litter in our area, please leave your comments below.

Security for Wildlife

In Leisure Bay we are blessed with Blue, Grey and the occasional Red Duiker. We have bush buck and bush pigs. Water mongoose and Dassie. Our birdlife is something to behold and we have snakes. Lots of snakes. It is up to each and every one of us to help protect our wild life. We at Looking After Leisure Bay have take a decision not to allow any posts showing  wildlife that identifies the location that the photo was taken at. This obviously is only applicable to our game and our Royal Game like the African Rock Python. Our reason for taking this stance is that we never know who is looking at our social media posts. Poachers use all sots of techniques to get information on game movement so they can hunt that game using snares or dogs. If you do happen to see people walking with a large group of dogs and they off leads and moving in and out the bush. Please report this immediately to either Leisure Bay Neigborhood watch on 082 483 2445, or to Protection services 039 682 5555

Employ Locals

Looking After Leisure Bay employs people from the local community to assist with our litter run. Unemployment is a massive problem in our area and employment opportunities are few and far between. Every one person employed has a positive impact on at least 5 other people. Apart from our litter run and Eco Patrols, we also use locals when we have bigger campaigns that require more hands on deck. We also encourage all residents to use the entrepreneurs that live in our village and cover a diverse range of industries. From Boot Camp operators to insurance brokers to masseurs. Keep it local and keep it lekka!