HVCID Newsletter – July 2024

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Mandela Day is an annual global celebration and movement of ordinary people doing extraordinary things for their communities. It takes place on 18 July, Madiba’s Birthday, and honours his life and legacy.

Nelson Mandela Day is perhaps best known for its slogan, “67 Minutes of Service”, representing 67 years of Madiba’s Life of activism and mobilisation, his years in prison, as well as his years as President of the Republic of South Africa.  

67 Minutes gives people an opportunity to take part in short, action based projects in service of their communities while bringing different sectors of society together.

This years slogan is a return to Madiba’s words for making good in the world –
“It is still in your hands to combat poverty and inequity.

With this message we are motivating the world to take ownership of our communities and of the wellbeing of the people in our neighbourhoods. In the difficult economic and social environment we are in, nobody is coming to save us. It is up to all of us to uphold the legacy of our beloved icon, Nelson Mandela.

By giving a little of your time each day to making a change that’s close to your heart or by giving a little of your time to make a difference to the life of someone else, you can start changing the world around you.  No matter how small your action, Mandela Day is about changing the world for the better.


Follow Mandela Day on social media, and when you post, please use #MandelaDay2024 and #ItIsInYourHands

Please could you take a few minutes to read about the various associations that work for you in Harfield Village. 
It takes a Community to make an impact and we want to highlight the different roles we cover within the Village.

Please have a look at the HVCID website for more information about our role in the Community.

For the other role players in our Community please see the links below for more information:
Harfield Village Association(HVA) – https://harfieldvillage.org.za/
Friends of Harfield Parks(FoHP) –  https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100079170056365
Har-Lyn Neighbourhood Watch – https://www.harlynwatch.org.za/
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 May 2024
– House Robbery – Greenwood Road
– House break-in – Wessels Road
– Theft of a Bin – Peffers street
Mileage per vehicle for 1 – 31 May  2024:
D19: 3136
D20: 3342
Callouts per vehicle for 1 – 31 May 2024: 
D19:     78 
D20:   222 

Incidents reported to SAPS: 1 – 31 May 2024
– Burglary at residential premises – Bell Road x 2, Wessels Road
– Robbery with firearm – Imam Haron Rd x 2 (1 Arrest), 1st Avenue
– Fraud – Hampstead Road, Kenilworth Road, 3rd Avenue
– Possession of dangerous weapons – Kenilworth Road, 2nd Avenue(Arrests)
– Possession of drugs – Imam Haron x2, Kenilworth Road (Arrests)
– Theft general –  Imam Haron, Derby Road, Albert Street
– Attempted theft out of motor-vehicle – 1st, 2nd and Dingle Avenues, Cornwall Street
– Theft out of motor vehicle – 2nd Avenue x 2, Leicester Street, Mathew Road
– Theft of Motor vehicle – Somerset Street, Hereford Street
– Intimidation – Imam Haron

Please take a minute to read some important reminders and notices!
A reminder:  If you are the unfortunate victim of a crime or attempted crime, no matter how small, please take note of as much detail as possible and open a case at SAPS, as soon as you can. The quicker you go to SAPS, the easier it is to hopefully apprehend and arrest the suspect/s.
Take note of the vehicle registration, colour, make, model, number of occupants, gender of occupants, location and what direction they are travelling in.
Give a comprehensive description of the individual/s (E.g. W/male wearing red hoodie with a green bag and white takkies.)
And please WhatsApp me the case number on 081 412 6109.
Report, Report, Report any areas of concern to the City And 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 there is that something will be done!  If they do not respond, please send me an email, with your reference numbers to follow up!  

The HVCID Crime Alert WhatsApp Group is a no-chat group used to alert us to current crimes and suspicious activities in the Village.  It is monitored by Fidelity ADT and our Armed Response Officers.
If you would like to join the Group please send me an email on admin@hvcid.co.za

Har-Lyn Neighbourhood Watch 
You can make a difference in your community by giving a couple of hours of your time a week to patrol, or a donation would also be so appreciated. 
Please contact Penny Owens for more information on 072 252 8571 or email: secretary@harlynwatch.org.za or info@harlynwatch.org.za

Please follow these 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 – Constable Naidoo: 079 894 1555 / 084 215 4749 – WhatsApp only.

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

HVCID Manager – Jen Rowe: 081 412 6109 (9am – 5pm Mon to Fri) / admin@hvcid.co.za

Be Kind,
Stay warm, safe and please stay aware!
Jen Rowe and the HVCID team

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