Community Services Department

About Community Services

The Community Services Department is the Business Unit responsible for: 

  • Parks & Gardens.
  • Community Facilities.
  • Libraries.
  • Beaches.
  • Municipal Traffic & Policing.
  • Vehicle Licensing. 
  • Fire & Disaster.

 

Most of the functions of this unit are routine repetitive operations which include maintenance of the Municipal Parks & Gardens, establishment and maintenance of recreational facilities including Beaches. Maintenance of Community Halls, overall management of Libraries as well as Public Safety through the Municipal Traffic and Policing Section and Fire & Disaster Management. 

 

Most of the functions of this unit are routine repetitive operations which include maintenance of the Municipal Parks & Gardens, establishment and maintenance of recreational facilities including Beaches. Maintenance of Community Halls, overall management of Libraries as well as Public Safety through the Municipal Traffic and Policing Section and Fire & Disaster Management.

 

Community Services Sections: -

 

Parks & Gardens – this section is responsible for: -

·       Development & Maintenance of Parks

·       Road Verges

·       Traffic Islands

·       Recreational Areas and

·       Other public open spaces

·       Provision & Maintenance of Cemetery Space

 

Community Facilities: -

·       Provision and Maintenance of Sport Facilities & Amenities

·       Provision and Maintenance of Community Halls

·       Provision and Maintenance of public libraries

 

Municipal Traffic & Policing - This Section is responsible for: -

·       General Law Enforcement

·       Attending to Incidents and Accidents

·       Monitor school points and conduct Scholar patrol programmes

·       Regulate Traffic flow

·       Escort abnormal loads

·       Offer VIP Protection, escorts and assist in events security.

 

Vehicle Licensing: - this section harbours X1 Motor Licensing Bureau located in Scottburgh and Driver’s License Testing Center located in Umzinto CBD, these units are responsible for:-

·       Testing for and issuing of Learners Licence

·       Drivers Licence renewals on behalf of Department of Transport

·       Vehicle Registrations and Licensing on behalf of Department of Transport

·       Receipt and Processing of payments in respect of Fines resulting from Traffic infringements and all other traffic related matters

 

Fire & Disaster – This Section is responsible for: -

·       Responding to Fire Calls

·       Responding to Accidents

·       Responding to Chemical Spillage

·       Assists in compilation of District Disaster Management Plan

·       Conduction Awareness Campaigns in Schools

·       Evaluate emergency exercises at various industries, hospitals, schools, municipal depots and Businesses 

 

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