The Hermanus Post Office is in desperate need of TLC inside and out, as both locals and visitors have noted. This has prompted Ward 3 Councillor Kari Brice to initiate a project to raise funds for a revamp of this prominent building in Main Road, starting with a fresh coat of paint for the exterior of the building.

“The SA Post Office is a separate agency and does not fall under the Department of Public Works,” says Kari. “At this stage there is no agency budget for the beautification or painting of any post office nationwide and municipalities may not intervene.”

With the revitalisation of the Hermanus CBD underway, the public’s help is needed to assist in the painting of the town’s post office, and the preservation of its heritage value. “This is a proactive community by nature and it is hoped that despite the financial strains of Covid-19, residents will once again pull together and hopefully see this project through to fruition.”

Kari threw her weight behind a similar project, initiated by Avis MacIntyre in 2019, to spruce up the Magistrate’s Court. For ‘Project Paint Post Office’ the bank account of Hermanus Tourism will again be utilised and all monies will be accounted for. Deposits, however small, may be made to: ABSA, Branch code 632005, Account no. 3220143723, Reference: Post Office + Surname. Please send proof of payment to infomanager@hermanus.co.za.

Donations of other necessary materials and paint are also hugely welcome, although this may have to be colour co-ordinated. “It is hoped that one of the bigger businesses may be able to assist here,” says Kari. For more information, she can be contacted on 083 650 4206.

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