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20 Jul 2019

Fresh coat for Willard Beach lifeguard tower

(North Coast Courier) Picture: Willard Beach lifeguard tower gets a fresh coat of paint in the nick of time, before thousands of visitors descended on the beach for the Ballito Pro.

A public private partnership between a Ballito paint store, the KwaDukuza municipality and the Urban Improvement Project (UIP) and other business entities saw the Willard Beach lifeguard tower get a fresh new coat of paint – to coincide with International Oceans’ Month and the Ballito Pro.

“The lifeguard tower was in a bad state. So we decided it was time to get involved and approached the UIP to help facilitate the process – it was a no-brainer really. It is our way of giving back and it tied in with Paintsmiths ‘Save Our Oceans’ campaign that is running this month,” said Paintsmiths Ballito owner Cliff Kayat.

The paint store, situated in Lozi Park, behind the Lifestyle Centre is part of a national paint brand with a history and a green heart.

Once all the red tape was sorted out and the UIP gave Paintsmiths Ballito the green light, the company immediately co-opted the assistance of Creative Paintings and Floors, who set to work, working in partnership with Paintsmiths to provide all the material, special coatings, priming and man power needed to get the job done.

“The weather played ball so we were able to complete this project in just under two weeks,” said CPF owner Donavan Harvey.

“The Ballito Pro just about to start, we wanted Ballito to put its best foot forward. We hope the campaign will build awareness about caring for our environment and we encourage people to visit our store and sign our pledge as a personal commitment to become more environmentally friendly. Thank you also to Snow Cogan and KwaDukuza municipality for their involvement,” said Kayat.

Ballito UIP precinct manager Thierry Leclezio thanked Paintsmiths Ballito for going the extra mile for the community.