FIREWORKS Action Campaign (Fact) members met at Blue Sky Mining Backpackers Lodge on Monday, 16 November to discuss strategies for dealing with festive season firework noise and aggravation.
Councillor André Beetge, representatives from Toti Conservancy, Army Saints, animal rescue groups and interested parties presented various points of view.
The group has decided to embark on an educational campaign to inform the community and visitors about the festive season about the dangers of fireworks and the detrimental effect the noise has on infants, the elderly, pets and wildlife in the area. Legalities pertaining to the handling of fireworks (as per the Explosives Act), Metro By-laws, as well as noise pollution as set out in the Environment Conservation Act, 1989, were discussed, as well as the fines that could be levied for disturbing the peace. This will be expanded on at the next meeting which has been scheduled for Monday, 30 November.
Should you want to distribute flyers, please contact totifire email@example.com
Information posters would be posted at central venues over the next few weeks.
For more information, contact Lee Lewis on 082 890 4982.
- Barbra d’Engle.