Jazz festival consultation meeting held

2016-05-19 06:00

THE public, businesses and Ugu Jazz Festival organising team met for a public consultation meeting at the Ugu Sports and Leisure Centre last Thursday.

The purpose was to discuss plans and proposals for the annual Ugu Jazz Festival to be held on 25 June.

In the meeting transportation, security issues and other aspects of the event were discussed. Nearby farmers were part of the meeting and raised issues regarding security.

Syabulela Ngesi, Ugu Jazz Festival spokesperson said an agreement was reached.

“In previous years the farmers complained about security on their farms. That issue was resolved by agreeing with them that security officers will be deployed to patrol the farms for the duration of the event making sure that no patrons interfere with the farms,” said Ngesi.

The issue of road closures was also on the agenda and the organising committee announced which roads will be closed.

“A few roads will be closed, Izotsha road will be closed, Knoxgore, the road coming from Shelly Beach, P200 up until Gamalakhe intersection will also be closed and Windgate Road,” said Ngesi.

He said the festival time is an issue because many people feel that the event should not go on all night.

“The issue of time is always a question, however, we ask the concerned residents to bear with us as it is a one-night-only event. Its better that attendees remain at the event all night rather than them loitering around throughout the night,” said Ngesi.

Ugu jazz team promised to keep to their agreement with stakeholders.


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