Ce­le­bra­te Guy Fa­w­kes at your pe­ril

Knysna-Plett Herald - - Voorblad -

In re­fe­ren­ce to the u­p­co­ming B­ri­tish ce­le­bra­ti­on of Guy Fa­w­kes, Knys­na mu­ni­ci­pal ma­na­ger Kam C­het­ty quo­ted G­reek phi­losop­her Pla­to w­hen he said, “Good pe­op­le do not need laws to tell them to act re­spon­si­bly, whi­le bad pe­op­le will find a way a­round the laws.”

He was re­min­ding all re­si­dents and vi­si­tors that, in terms of com­mu­ni­ty fi­re sa­fe­ty by­law secti­on 28(3), it is a­gainst the law to dis­char­ge any fi­re­works in G­re­a­ter Knys­na, which in­clu­des pu­blic o­pen a­re­as such as parks and be­a­ches. In ad­di­ti­on, he said, the pu­blic nuis­an­ce by­law pro­hi­bits the dis­char­ge of any fi­re­works, fi­re­arms, air guns or air pis­tols on any pre­mi­ses or in any s­treet or pu­blic pla­ce.

As was the ca­se in p­re­vi­ous y­e­ars, the mu­ni­ci­pal law en­for­ce­ment of­fi­ci­als will be vi­si­ting out­lets and con­fis­ca­te any fi­re­works found in their pos­ses­si­on. They will furt­her re­mo­ve any stock­pi­led ty­res found in and a­round G­re­a­ter Knys­na in an ef­fort to pre­vent the il­le­gal bur­ning of ty­res on 5 No­vem­ber.

“We ur­ge all re­si­dents to re­frain from any un­la­w­ful acti­ons that could re­sult in the da­ma­ge of ro­ads and/or pro­per­ty. In terms of the com­mu­ni­ty fi­re sa­fe­ty by­law, of­fen­ders can be fi­ned R500 or, in terms of the pu­blic nuis­an­ce by­law, R1 000. Of­fen­ders can al­so be ar­res­ted and e­ven cri­mi­nal­ly or ci­vil­ly pro­se­cu­ted,” said C­het­ty.

O­pe­ra­ti­o­nal plan for Knys­na

Of­fi­ci­als are cur­rent­ly re­mo­ving ty­res in all a­re­as and al­so vi­si­ting all re­tail out­lets, con­fis­ca­ting any fi­re­works found. They will con­ti­nue to do so until af­ter 5 No­vem­ber.

Eig­ht law en­for­ce­ment of­fi­ci­als will be on du­ty within G­re­a­ter Knys­na from F­ri­day 3 No­vem­ber.

Law En­for­ce­ment will furt­her per­form vi­si­ble po­li­cing in kno­wn hots­pots from Sa­tur­day 4 No­vem­ber until Mon­day 6 No­vem­ber.

The of­fi­cer in char­ge of law en­for­ce­ment, Lor­rai­ne Wit­booi, can be con­tacted at 072 425 1629.

Four traf­fic of­fi­cers will be on du­ty to as­sist law en­for­ce­ment of­fi­ci­als from F­ri­day.

P­ho­to: Sour­ced i­ma­ge

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