HVCID Newsletter June 2022

Dear Residents,

Thank you to those of you who came out and helped with our Dream Clean on Sunday.   It was so wonderful to meet you and I so appreciate you joining us.
A huge Thanks to:
– Greg Whyte, Jerry, and their team from Wynberg Solid Waste.  It was on a Sunday and there were only 5 people in the Team, but they were everywhere and they made a huge impact in our Village.  It was so visible and so appreciated.  It is a pleasure working with Greg and I am so grateful for his continuous help in Harfield, Imam Haron and on our streets.
– George Kiewits from PRASA for doing his own clean earlier in the week and then doing another solo clean on Sunday.  We really are working together and it is fantastic.
– Tina, Gail and Thomas from FOHP for all their hard work, not just on Sunday, but continuously, and for always being available to help.
– Sean McFarlane from HVA
– Caryn and Arthur from HVCID
– Councillor Kate Christie and colleagues for helping us clean and thank you for always hearing us and actioning the call to answer our needs as a Community.
– And a huge Thanks to Candice Hammond, her family and the Fidelity ADT Team for doing a fantastic Dream Clean with us and for being there from early morning till the finish.  Much appreciated!

And then to the Sponsors of our prizes...Thank you so much for providing an incentive to the Residents who came and helped.  Your generosity is awesome and I am so grateful.  
Gail Morrison for the R250 Oggi Voucher for Dad Jonathan.  An awesome Father’s Day gift!
Laura Lykkegaard for the incredible gift of 5 Ladies Jacob Jensen watches. You are so kind and so generous!
Raashed Nakchbendi for the great donation of wireless earpods, a set of Unicorn headphones, and a battery-operated massager.  That is something we could all appreciate on Sunday night!
Alfred Lind from Olympic Cycles for the 20 water bottles…Thank you so much!  They are being gifted to the Wynberg Solid Waste workers via Greg!
Candice Hammond for offering 2 lucky helpers a month free on their Fidelity ADT subscription!

Why is Cleaning our Spaces and that of our Community so important?

Our idea is that we clean the spaces outside our homes first…If we don’t take care of ourselves we can’t care for others. With communal clean-ups, you get to meet your neighbours while sweeping up leaves and picking up rubbish.  Our Dream Clean’s mission was to collect as much litter as we could and leave the Village as clean as we could.
Clean-ups are so important for educating community members, especially our children who are going to be our future leaders. We need to create healthy and beautiful communities and bring residents together.  There are so many benefits to community members getting involved and together so much more can be done!  It also gets us out of our homes, which we all need after COVID.
We get to see what is happening in our Community.  Who is sleeping on our streets and how to engage and understand how we can really make a difference, not just at a superficial level or by doing something that makes us feel better, but by really helping and engaging with people and trying to encourage them to believe that they deserve a better life.  That people do care and would help them if they reached out.  Giving food and money directly to the people living on our streets does not help change lives.  It actually enables people to continue living as they do.  
I also do not like litter.  It is unnecessary and we need to educate people who litter, as to why we need to keep our spaces clean and to not just keep cleaning up after the mess.  To me it is all about Respect.  Respect yourself, Respect your environment and take pride, no matter what your circumstances.  It all starts with us and taking the first step in helping to really change people’s lives for the better.  My mission, my Dream is to have people picking up litter when they see it!  No more waiting for someone else to do it.  Just do it and that is why I called our clean-up a Dream Clean! 

Thanks to Jack from Coffee Jess for making us delicious coffees.  It is so great to be able to support a small business in our area.

I am hoping that this is just the beginning and that we clean and grow from here onwards and get more Communities joining in until we have cleaned up the whole of Cape Town!

And an added bonus is that many studies are showing that engaged and clean communities have lower crime rates.


We held a very successful Child Carer Safety Awareness Talk in Hampstead Park. Thanks to the Carers and Nannies that attended and thanks to Warrant Officer Chetty, Penny Owens from Har-Lyn and Candice and Tommy from Fidelity ADT for their insight and tips.

Har-Lyn Neighbourhood watch are looking for more Patrollers, especially during the day.  From as little as 2 hours per week, you can help make a difference in your Community!
Without them looking out for us we would have a lot more crime in our area.  They are also going to be installing more cameras in our area.
Donations are welcomed too.  www.harlynwatch.org.za


Please remember: 
To check your street lights are working out of load shedding times!  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, stolen drain covers or a road in need of resurfacing, dumping, litter, squatting and more.

If you do not log your complaint it will not get attended to.  Also the more times you log a request the more chance you have of it being attended to.  

Please continue to recycle…our landfill sites are really under strain and need your help!

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 May 2022
– Malicious damage to property – Hampstead Road
– Medical – 2nd Avenue
Mileage per vehicle per week for May 2022: 
 D19:  2052, 2112, 2010, 2010                                               
 D20:  2019, 2068, 2055, 2018
Call outs per vehicle per week for May 2022: 
 D19:   29, 36, 36, 39
 D20:   89, 97, 82, 102

– Attempted Burglary at residential premises – Albert Street
– Burglaries at residential premises – Dungannon Street, Lincoln Street, Roseville,        Wade, Wessels Roads
– Assault with the intent to inflict bodily harm – Hampstead Road
– Common Assault – 1st Avenue
– Common Robbery – Kenilworth Road
– Business Robbery – Imam Haron
– Theft out of motor vehicle- Matthew Road, Kenilworth Road
– Robbery with a weapon other than a firearm – Kenilworth Road
– Fraud – York Street, Edward Street, Kenilworth Road, 2nd Avenue
– Theft General – 2nd Avenue, Surrey Street
– Malicious damage to property – 2nd Avenue, Hampstead Road
– Offences under the Drugs Trafficking Act – Imam Haron x 2
– Trespassing and Assault – Roseville Road

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