Summer approaches with a vengeance and so does the increased chances of bushfires.All permanent residents and non-resident owners are asked to be vigilant in ensuring that their properties are clear of unnecessary leaves and foliage. Our own “Street Alert Teams” are in place to keep you informed of the situation, however it is important to remember that protecting yourself and your property rests with you.
Beach safety is so important and to be ever vigilant of watching that your family and friends are safe on the beach and in the water is vital. To assist with this the Progress Association through the Pearl Beach Safety Advisory Group, have arranged the installation of Defibrillators and Beach Safety equipment, the maintenance of which, is proudly sponsored by Pearl Beach and Patonga Real Estate.
At this time of the year we have an influx of visitors to the village to enjoy a well earned rest. They are most welcome to share our peaceful and beautiful environment. There are however some inconveniences and dangers to be aware of and hopefully be avoided. Some are, children and adults playing and walking in the middle of the road ( a dangerous occupation); walking dogs unleashed on the roads and beach; parking in a hazardous way to the inconvenience and danger of others and lastly unnecessary noisy gatherings. We all need to consider others around us for our mutual enjoyment.
Activities for visitors and residents alike have been planned taking in the restrictions of COVID-19. Some are, The Art Trail; Santa on the Beach; Carols on the Beach; The Summer Book Fare; Bingo and BBQs during January together with various activities for “Kids looking something to do”. Keep an eye out for the signs around the village.
Fund raising is an unfortunate fact of life. The Progress Association has to maintain beach safety equipment and the fabric of our historic Memorial Hall, which is 70 years old this year. We are in the middle of undertaking improvement/renovations to update the facility. Over the holidays you will see Raffle Ticket Sellers outside the General Store on most weekends. Please come up, say hello and buy some tickets to have the chance of winning some “Great Gourmet Prizes”. This fundraising is generously sponsored by ACCOM Holidays, Central Coast Realty and Pearl Beach Blinds (MOA). We are very grateful for their support.
Last of all on behalf of the Progress Association, you are wished a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and to our visitors we wish you a Happy Holiday.
Pearl Beach Progress Association