HVCID Newsletter – 15 October 2021

Dear Residents,

Welcome to our October Newsletter. It is a long one this month, but please read through to the end so that you don’t miss U-Turn community clean ups, Warrant Officer Geneke’s retirement, regular appeals, important contact numbers, the crime report, and Friends of Harfield Park’s Halloween event.

Please save the date for our AGM on 17 November 2021. More details to follow.

The HVCID is looking for volunteers to join our Committee.  We are especially looking for a Secretary to take minutes at our Monthly meeting.  Meetings are on a Wednesday evening.

The month of September has passed and Spring is here. 

Our Clean up Tuesdays with U-Turn and residents continue and I really encourage you to join us.
2 – 3pm every Tuesday starting at the U-Turn Shop on Imam Haron Road.

We planted our Community Garden on the corner of 1st Avenue and Greenwood Road. Thanks to U-Turn and all who helped make this a special and rewarding morning. The HVCID purchased and distributed U-Turn vouchers to those that joined us. Please see the link below for some uplifting stories:

A Farewell…

Warrant Officer Colin Geneke from SAPS Claremont and our Sector 1 Manager is retiring at the end of October.  He has given 40 years of excellent service to the Southern Suburbs and will be so missed!

We are going to be taking donations towards a Farewell “Thank You” gift from all of us in Harfield Village. If you would like to contribute, please make a deposit into the HVCID account (details below) with reference Geneke. 
Many thanks.                        
Account details:  Harfield Village Community Improvement District  
Bank:   Standard Bank  
Branch:   Rondebosch   Branch code:   051001  
Account number: 071500162

We are appealing to our residents to please support Har-Lyn neighbourhood watch. They are always looking for patrolers. I am one and it is just 2 hours a week for 1 patrol. It really helps in keeping eyes out there and crime under control. They need you. Donations are welcome too… www.harlynwatch.org.za

Please keep recycling. On collection days, if you are not at home could you ask a neighbour who is at home to keep your recycling for you.  This will help keep the bags off the street and prevent them from being opened and recycling flying all over the Village and not landing up where you intend it to. Recycling is the way forward, but it may take a bit of effort to set up.  I encourage you to keep going.

We so appreciate you helping us be the eyes and ears in the community.  If you see a broken or missing street sign, potholes, or broken pavements, dislodged paving stones or a road in need of resurfacing, street lights not working, dumping, litter, squatting… please log these requests with the City: https://eservices1.capetown.gov.za/coct/wapl/zsreq_app/index.html  Please keep your reference number handy in case it is not attended to and you need to follow up.  Thanks so much!

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).

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 September – 30 September 2021
– No Incidents were reported. Incidents reported to SAPS: 1 September – 30 September 2021
– Attempted burglary at business premises – Princes Square
– Attempted burglary at residential premises – 1st Avenue
– Attempted theft out of a motor vehicle – 2nd Avenue
– Burglaries at residential premises – 1st Avenue, 3rd Avenue, Bell, Kenilworth and Roseville Roads.
– House Robbery – Surrey Street
– Possession or use of a dependence producing substance – Hampstead Road
– Theft from motor vehicle – Roseville Road
– Theft general – 2nd Avenue, Bell Road, Princes Road, Roseville Road, Rutland Street, Wesley Street
– Theft of motor vehicle or motor cycle – Bell Road
– Theft out of motor vehicle – 1st Avenue x2, Kenilworth Road, Oakfield Road x2, 2nd Avenue

FIDELITY ADT PATROL CARS: 1 September – 30 September 2021
The two dedicated vehicles for the HVCID have either D19 or D20 on the back of the vehicle Mileage per vehicle per week for September:     
 D19: 2110, 2147, 2184, 2113
 D20: 2202, 2239, 2201, 2267

Call outs per vehicle per week for September: 
 D19:    16, 18, 15, 24
 D20:    77, 79, 87, 92

Hampstead Park Halloween

Please contact Tina for more information: 082 771 9644.

Please stay safe, healthy and be aware!

Kind regards,
Jen Rowe and the HVCID team

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