Councillor Clareen Remas (Ward 14) enjoyed the pre-roll-out ride through Pacaltsdorp tremendously and says if those buses were going now, she would hop on immediately.
GEORGE NEWS - A weekend of festivities lies ahead for the Pacaltsdorp community when the GO GEORGE bus service rolls out to that part of the city next week on 2 and 3 May.
An exciting programme is on the charts for Friday 1 May (Workers' Day), with the buses starting with Pacaltsdorp trial routes on Saturday.
A convoy of buses, accompanied by the traffic department and fire brigade, will drive into Pa-caltsdorp with bellowing sirens between 09:00 and 10:00 on Friday 1 May, to park at the amphitheatre. From there, a march comprising municipal dignitaries, community leaders and a huge crowd of local school children, together with the popular Boys Brigade brass band, will hit the road to Hypersave where a festive programme awaits residents. Apart from the mayor's official opening of the Pacaltsdorp routes, hip-hop dancers from Carpe Diem School and several other local artists will ensure a most entertaining morning.
Although the regular municipal market day still takes place on Saturday 2 May, many of the stallholders grabbed the opportunity to take part in this momentous event and will be there with their goods and food. Jumping castles will keep the little ones busy and make them part of the celebrations.
Information sessions to tell the public about the bus routes, what they can expect and how to use the buses will take place at central points in Pa-caltsdorp and the CBD from 27 to 30 April. Meet the team at the following places from 07:00 to 15:00:
Monday 27 April at the community clinic and traffic department
uesday 28 April at Rosedale Superette
Wednesday 29 April at One Stop shop in Hibiscus Street
Thursday 30 April at the bus terminal in Cradock Street - every day from 07:00-15:00
The schools team will drop in at Dellville Park Primary School on Wednesday 29 April and on Thursday 30 April at Pacaltsdorp Secondary School and New Dawn Park Primary School.
A team will also visit the Association for People with Disabilities on Tuesday 28 April to inform them how the accessible buses will service them.
George Mayor Charles Standers (left) and Councillor Johan Stander (Ward 23) during the special bus ride through Pacaltsdorp last week. The mayor says they are definitely going to be the first ones on the bus when it drives into Pacaltsdorp next Friday, "because we want to celebrate it with Pacaltsdorp's people".
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