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  • 22 Feb 2017
    Recycling bins not user-friendly

    I have been a very conscientious collector and sorter-outer of all our household rubbish for many years.
    I collect the free yellow bags from the municipal office, fill them up, and drive to the ridiculous recycling bins. I have no way of depositing items in the correct bin, unless I am prepared...

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  • 15 Feb 2017
    No reason to fear for the safety of nesting egrets

    We have a timeshare at the Beacon Island Hotel from January 21 to 27 annually, and have always been fascinated by the egret birds that nest there in the trees that are at the entrance to the hotel.
    It was to our dismay that we learnt on this last visit that the hotel is cutting these trees down...

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  • 15 Feb 2017
    Let’s try some applause, rather than slating letters, when our local authorities excel

    I respond to the letters placed in CXPRESS of January 25 and February 1 respectively [read ‘A licence to lash Americanisms’ and ‘Bitou Licen(s)e plaque needs replacing’ on page 11 of those editions at www.cxpress.co.za].
    I am a Plett ratepayer and live here on a permanent basis, other...

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  • 08 Feb 2017
    Seasonal postal situation leaves much disappointment in its wake

    In CXPRESS of February 1, Ann Ellis bemoaned the fact that seasonal greetings from the UK took seven weeks to arrive in Plett (read ‘Christmas card arrives on January 25’ on page 11 of that edition at www.cxpress.co.za) - below, readers from Brenton to Brussels share similar experiences


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  • 01 Feb 2017
    Prepare for a shock when seeing Bitou’s seasonal electricity tally

    Plettenberg Bay residents, please be aware when you receive your electricity accounts this month.
    We have just received our account and noted we are now being charged for November 2016 to January 2017. So Bitou is adding the two months’ consumption figures together and then charging you the...

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