The Simon’s Town Civic Association (STCA)
The Simon’s Town Civic Association (STCA) was formed in 2000. The STCA merged two existing associations in the area, the Glencairn Civic Association and the Simon’s Town Residents and Ratepayers Association. It is interesting to note that at that time the Glencairn Civic Association was the oldest civic association in South Africa. The STCA was formed to represent residents in the greater Simon’s Town area, including Murdock Valley, Froggy Farm, Red Hill, Da Gama Park, Glencairn, Welcome Glen, and Glencairn Heights.
All residents and ratepayers in greater Simon’s Town are encouraged to join the STCA. Membership is R50 per year, per family. The objectives of the STCA are to promote the welfare of the community and support the economically sustainable and environmentally sound development of greater Simon’s Town. This includes protecting rights of property owners, taking an active interest in the work of the City Council, monitoring the efficiency of municipal administration, and providing support and information to our Ward Councillor. One of the STCA’s main functions is to facilitate effective and constructive communication with local government and community organizations around issues of concern to Simon’s Town residents and ratepayers.
Members of the STCA receive a monthly newsletter (February to December) which keeps them informed about future events, developments, challenges, and opportunities in Simon’s Town.
There are two general meetings a year, one in August and the AGM in February. Most of the work of the STCA is done by an elected Executive Committee of volunteers who currently focus on the following portfolios.
- Property and Development (Neil Grant, Roger Bagshaw, Klaus Scheid)
- Environment and Amenities (Sir Rupert and Lady Cilla Bromley)
- Safety and Security (Arne Soderlund)
- Urban Conservation (David Erickson)
- Red Hill (Liz Danks)
- Web Page (Johan Horak)
- Communication (Lesley Shackleton)
Currently the Chairperson of the STCA is Dr Lesley Shackleton and Sir Rupert Bromley is Vice Chair. Yvonne Mawhinney is the Minutes Secretary, and Martin Bramwell is Treasurer. The effectiveness of the STCA depends on residents who volunteer their time and expertise. Anyone willing to work with the STCA should contact Dr Lesley Shackleton at email@example.com.