published by the
Hout Bay Residents and Ratepayers Association (HBRRA)
HBRRA Vision and Mission Statements
HBRRA Vision and Mission
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VISION: To inform, encourage and activate the
- To harness the energy of the community for action, and
- To provide community-based information to
decision-makers for the betterment of
HOW WE FUNCTION:
As a Community-based organization (CBO) we have no real decision-making power. But, we can bring issues of community concern to the attention of the Authorities through the various public participation mechanisms available. In this way we can sometimes influence decisions by the Council (and occasionally by the Province), particularly now that Public Participation is a Constitutional requirement.
We have found, in practise, that most
activity in the committee has tended to focus on planning and environmental
issues, involving land-use and development, spatial planning, roads and
engineering, signage, building regulations and environmental conservation. These areas are particularly relevant to
Of particular relevance here, is that our beautiful natural environment (together with our diverse cultural heritage) forms the basic resource on which our economy hinges and as such must be protected in the interests of sustainable development.
In these pursuits, we co-operate with other civic and environmental groups in the Hout Bay / Llandudno area and beyond, either on an ad hoc basis or, more formally, by way of such bodies such as the Ward 74 Committee , the Hout Bay and Llandudno Environmental Conservation Group (ECG) and the Greater Cape Town Civic Alliance (GCTCA).
also involve ourselves in other relevant areas, like law enforcement and
policing, health and other social issues. Our Association is represented on the
Community Policing Forum, the Health Forum, Coast Care, and on various ad
hoc fora that may arise from time to time, such as the Commonage Committee,
We encourage residents to join our Association
and help care for