There are an estimated 8200 informal houses in Knysna! This was mentioned in a Section 80 meeting addressing the concerns over fires in backyard dwellings. These structures often take power through extensions from the main building, creating the possibility of overload leading to fire.
The Community Services Committee has recommended that Brackenhill’s community (population 389 adults and 116 school-going children) apply for affiliation to the Provincial Library Services so that they can gain a wheelie wagon library. The Knysna Municipality will carry the running costs of the facility but province will pay for the staff post through a grant. Permission will have to be gained from PG Bison who owns the land on which the community live.
Traffic and Law Enforcement’s report for August shows that 13 265 speeding fines were issued and that R1 262 285 revenue was gained from speeding. There were 88 road accidents with 1 life lost. Public complaints were received for wild animals (20), illegal dumping (13) and hikers (10).