At its inaugural meeting at the Simon’s Town Hall on the evening of Tuesday 13 November 2012, the formation of the Simon’s Town Coastal Forum was welcomed by an enthusiastic audience with the well-being of the Simon’s Town coast at heart.
The meeting received support from local organisations for the Forum and raised issues requiring immediate attention ranging from litter on beaches, pollution into the sea and adequate law enforcement.
Participants heard of plans by the Coastal Unit and Environmental Compliance in the City of Cape Town to strengthen its activities on the coast. The need for awareness, education and communication was stressed.
Fifteen organisations and twenty individuals have registered their interest in the Forum. In addition representatives of five entities within the City of Cape Town have pledged their support. The Simon’s Town Coastal Forum is the first such Forum to be formed along the coast of Cape Town.
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