HVCID Newsletter 10 December 2021

Dear Residents,

It is nearly the end of 2021.  I am not sure where this year went!  I have been busy at work in my role as Manager of the HVCID and I hope that you can see and feel some of the changes that we have made and implemented this year.
I am happy to report that it seems as if our new cameras, that the HVCID had installed, are working.  On analysing the crime stats from SAPS, most of the crime is happening before midnight. The cameras are monitored at night by Fidelity ADT and any alerts go through to the N1 City Control room and Armed Response vehicles are dispatched.  This combined with curfew seems to be working in the hours after midnight.

Wynberg Solid Waste helping us keep our streets and pavements clean
Wynberg Solid Waste helping us keep our streets and pavements clean
Wynberg Solid Waste helping us keep our streets and pavements clean
Cllr Katherine Christie with our U-Turn Clean up Tuesday team
I continue to do Clean-ups with U-Turn every Tuesday at 2pm and our new Councillor, Kate Christie, joined me this week which was fantastic. I really encourage you to come and join us and to meet the people who are living on our streets and be inspired by their stories.
I urge you to give vouchers or donations instead of money and food this Christmas and be an instrument of change.

Have you noticed how much cleaner the area around 1st and 2nd Avenue, the Police Station and Post Office is despite the number of people living there.  It is an ongoing task and we are trying to encourage the people living on the streets to clean up with us. Greg Whyte from the Solid Waste Cleansing Department at Wynberg Depot continues to offer excellent service and to provide a positive impact on our area when called upon, regardless of their challenges regarding resources.  They clean affected areas where there is illegal dumping, offer a green litter bin service, street sweeping including sanitization.  Greg is a pleasure to deal with.

HVA supports Fuzlyn and her amazing helper, Michael, who is out there each week cleaning up our spaces.  
If we could all do our own pavements and gutters and perhaps help those who can’t clean and sweep the outside of their properties, we would have a really super clean space to live in.  Litter-free is my wish this Christmas.
This holiday season please be aware.  Please do not leave any belongings in your vehicles.  Make sure your alarms are working and that you have the emergency numbers on your phone.  These numbers are at the end of the Newsletter. 
Make sure your street lights are working.  If they are not please report them to the City on the eservices site below.  If they do not respond, please send me an email with your reference numbers to follow up!  You can also use eservices to log broken or missing street signs, potholes, or broken pavements, dislodged paving stones or a road in need of resurfacing, dumping, litter, squatting and more.
https://eservices1.capetown.gov.za/coct/wapl/zsreq_app/index.html 

Har-Lyn neighbourhood watch do incredible work for our Community and they are looking for patrollers. It really helps if more eyes are out there and helps keep crime under control. 
Donations are welcome too.  www.harlynwatch.org.za

Please keep recycling this Festive season. 

Please follow these basic guidelines if you need help or need to alert someone urgently…

Call: Police 10111 and Fidelity ADT Emergency: 086 1212 301
Also call Har-Lyn Neighbourhood Watch: 071 802 2454 (Please hold on the line if no one answers right away, as it will forward through to F-ADT).

OTHER IMPORTANT CONTACT NUMBERS:
Police (National): 10111, Police (Claremont): 021 657 2250
Police Sector 1 Manager – W.O. Wilkins: 079 894 1555
HVCID Manager – Jen Rowe: 081 412 6109 (9am – 5pm Mon to Fri) / admin@hvcid.co.za

City of Cape Town Emergency Services (When life or property is endangered by fire, accidents, natural disasters etc.): From mobile: 112; From Landline: 107
Metro Police & Traffic: 0860 765 423

CRIME REPORT :  (Please note that we are not allowed to report specifics)
Reported by Fidelity ADT: 1 – 30 November 2021
– Theft out of motor vehicle –  Surrey Street, Albert Street, Greenwood Road,
– Burglaries at residential premises  – Newark Road 

Incidents reported to SAPS: 1 – 30 November 2021
– Attempted motor vehicle theft – Surrey Street
– Attempted theft out of motor vehicle – Albert Street, Greenwood Road, 
– Burglaries at residential premises – Kenilworth Road
– Crimen injuria – Third Avenue
– Fraud – Hampstead Road, Surrey Street
– House Robbery – Princes Road
– Possession or usage of a dependent producing substance – Kenilworth Road
– Public indecency – Greenwood Road
– Theft from motor vehicle -Bell Road, Third Avenue x 2, Wessels Road 
– Theft general – Albert and Lincoln Street, Imam Haron x 5, Kenilworth Road x 2, Rutland Street
– Theft of motor vehicle or motor cycle – Kenilworth Road
– Theft out of motor vehicle – 1st Avenue, Imam Haron x 2, Kenilworth Road, Leicester Street, Wade Road

FIDELITY ADT PATROL CARS: 1 – 30 November 2021
The two dedicated vehicles for the HVCID have either D19 or D20 on the back of the vehicleMileage per vehicle per week for November:
 D19:  2100, 2131, 2111, 2198
 D20:  2218, 2288, 2174, 2118

Call outs per vehicle per week for October: 
 D19:   28,    60,   21,   33
 D20:  110 , 179, 127, 149

We need you!

The HVCID is looking for volunteers to join our Committee. It is a wonderful way to get involved in the Community.
We are looking for a Secretary to take minutes at our Monthly meetings and a new Treasurer. 
Meetings are held on a Wednesday evening.

Mark Eckermann has unfortunately moved from Harfield Village.  We will miss him and want to say a huge Thank You for all that he has done for us over the years.
Mark, We wish you happy, healthy and safe times in your new home! 

To all of you…Have a wonderful Festive season!  Stay safe, healthy and be aware!

Kind regards,
Jen Rowe and the HVCID team

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