SIMONíS TOWN BUSINESS ASSOCIATION

Current Executive Members

Liesel Coetzer (Chair)
Anna-Marie Marrs (Secretary)
Tim Skea (Treasurer)

Simon’s Town Business Association (SBA) 2015 Update

AGM:
The SBA will be holding its Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 14 April, at the False Bay Yacht club. We invite all businesses in Simon’s Town to join us at 17h30 for drinks and snacks, prior to the meeting at 18h00. Currently some 65% of businesses are members of the SBA, we would like to make this 100%!

Successes
We continue to receive enthusiastic feedback from visitors. Typical of this was the man who said “What has happened to Simon’s Town. It used to be so quiet, now it is vibrant and looks so festive!” The improved collaboration amongst SBA members, and the SBA’s encouragement and support of events in the Town have contributed significantly to this change. This past season has been one of the best ever!

Concerns
The only cloud on our horizon is security. A real challenge is the increase in vagrants, some of whom can be very aggressive. We have had several attacks by vagrants reported (on CPF car guards, MACH1 and STADCO staff) and several shop robberies, among the more recent being Larijworks and Lewis Stores. There have been reports of visitors to our Town being harassed, particularly in the evening. We cannot let this continue. Our MACH1 Security guard has intervened in numerous incidents but one man cannot be everywhere 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Accordingly improving security in the Town will continue to be a key focus of the SBA’s activities in 2015.

Fees for 2015/16
Membership dues for 2015/16 have been reduced to R480 per annum (R40 per month). The more members we have, the lower the fees can become, so please encourage your neighbouring businesses to join.
In line with the need to intensify the security presence in Town, security contributions for 2015/16 will be increased from R120 to R150 per month. This is the first increase in 4 years and very much needed to better protect our customers and businesses. Monthly security invoices will be sent to all businesses. STADCO and the Simon’s Town Civic Association also contribute monthly towards our MACH1 security guard.

Get involved
Join the STCA Executive committee or let us know of someone who you think would be great on the Exco. Share your skills and help us to make Simon’s Town even more attractive and a safer place to visit and to do business in.

Thanks
Your SBA Exco meet monthly addressing issues that affect all our businesses. Members of the Exco give their time and expertise –thanks to all of them for contributing their time and enthusiasm.


 

The following businesses support the local community - please, in return, support them.

African Art & Gemstones
Avian Leisure
Big Blue Fishing
Café Penguino
Cape Peninsula App
Cape Point Ostrich Farm
Central Hotel Guest House
Craftart & Gallery
Dr Steven van der Merwe
Engel & Volkers
False Bay Yacht Club
Fynbos Gardens
Fringe V. Salon
Harcourts Simon's Bay
HGTS Tours
HN Kalidas
Irene Porter
Larijworks
Lighthouse Café
Little Shop Jubilee Square
Mariner Guesthouse
Moonglow
Napthali Lodge
Nostalgie
Paddlers Kayak Cape Town
Pam Golding
Pescados
Rocklands B & B
Saltwater
Scarborough Security Services
SEEFF Properties
Seagetaway
Seven Penguins Seaforth
Simon's Town Backpackers
Simon's Town Boat Co.
Simon's Town Country Club
Simon's Town Pharmacy
Simon's Town Quayside Hotel
Simon's Town Service Station
Skyvue Installations
St George's Jewellers
The Fragrance of Flowers
The Grosvenor Guest House
The Lord Nelson Cellars
The Lord Nelson Inn
The Meeting Place Emporium
The Meeting Place Restaurant
The Methodist Church
The Salty Sea Dog
The Sweetest Thing
Topsail House
Topstones (Pty) Ltd
Trellidor
Two & Sixpence
Whale View Manor