HVCID Newsletter December 2022

Dear Residents of Harfield Village,

Please see an appeal from U-turn below…

“I’m writing to you today to ask you to send a special year-end gift.  Please contribute to providing accommodation to help more people get off the street and regain dignity.

This Christmas, there is still no room at the inn, with over 14 000 homeless people currently sleeping on our streets and only 3 500 shelter beds. There is an urgent need to increase reasonable accommodation.

The good news is that you can turn this around!

Please send a year-end gift of R250 by December 31, to help double U-turn’s transitional bed spaces and open safe space accommodation attached to U-turn Homeless Support Centres.

Please go to:  https://homeless.org.za or see EFT details below.

Account Name: Uturn Homeless Ministries NPC        
Bank: Nedbank
Acc Num: 1210721198  
Branch: Tokai
Branch code: 198765
Ref: email_year-end

Your gift will get more people off the street and into U-turn’s skills development programme, like Ricardo who is a U-turn Champion currently living in transitional housing. Ricardo describes accommodation as foundational, where discipline is instilled and where he has the freedom to focus on his recovery.

Your help is urgently needed before the end of the year. The longer it takes to get a person off the street, the more likely they are to fall into a cycle of chronic homelessness.

If we ignore the problem, homelessness and tent cities will only increase in our public spaces as people simply have nowhere to go.  

I know you want to help get people off our city’s streets. Would you send a gift and help someone start their journey out of homelessness in the new year?

Yours in Faith,
Stephen Underwood, U-turn Fundraising Officer”


Har-Lyn needs more daytime patrollers, a task ideal for retirees or those who work from home and want to be proactive about crime. Night patrols need more patrollers too, but our day patrols have a few gaps that need filling.

NO patroller is asked to put themselves at risk and we have solid back-up from armed responses in the area.
If you are interested please contact Penny Owens on 072 252 8571 or email secretary@harlynwatch.org.za

*Please remember to report any areas of concern to the City *https://eservices1.capetown.gov.za/coct/wapl/zsreq_app/index.html
If your roadis in need of resurfacing ie potholes, cracks or missing pavement stones
If your manhole covers have been taken
If your street lights are not working out of load-shedding hours, Or if they need repainting
If you see any dumping and littering
If you have people squatting or living on your streets
If you see excrement on the pavements or any other issues in the Village, please log your complaint or else it will not get attended to.
If the issue persists, please keep logging your complaint as areas are given priority by the number of complaints received. So the more you log, the more chance something will be done!
If they do not respond, please send me an email, with your reference numbers to follow up!  

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).
Law Enforcement: 021 480 7700, From a landline: 107

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)
The two dedicated F-ADT response vehicles for Harfield Village are D19 and D20.
Reported by Fidelity ADT: 1 – 31 October 2022
– Trespassing – Hampstead Road
Mileage per vehicle for October 2022:
D19: 2196, 2166, 2136
D20: 2010, 2024, 2087
Callouts per vehicle for October 2022: 
D19:    40,  55,   48
D20:    98, 110, 101
Reported by Fidelity ADT: 1 – 30 November 2022
– Attempted theft of motor vehicle – Gordon Road
–  Arrest for Housebreaking and theft – 2nd Avenue
Mileage per vehicle for November 2022:
 D19:  4387                         
 D20:  7987 
Call outs per vehicle for November 2022: 
 D19:     94
 D20:   383

Incidents reported to SAPS: 1 – 30 October 2022
– Burglaries at residential premises – Surrey Street x 2, York Street, 2nd Ave, Bell Road
– Common Robbery – Worcester Street
– Crimen Injuria – 2nd Avenue
– Fraud – Imam Haron x 3, Roseville Road, Hampstead Road
– Malicious damage to property – 2nd Avenue
– Driving Offense – Imam Haron
– Offences under the drug trafficking act – Kenilworth Road
– Offences in connection with order and peace – Stafford Street
– Theft General – 2nd Ave x 3, Imam Haron, Harvey Road, Lancaster Street
– Theft out of motor vehicle – Greenwood x 2, Bell, Imam Haron, Mathew, Sutherland and Oxford Roads, 3rd Ave
– Theft of motor vehicle/motorcycle – 2nd Ave

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