HVCID Newsletter June 2023

Dear Residents of Harfield Village,

On Sunday, June 11, we went ahead with our 2nd Harfield Village Dream Clean despite the weather!  
It feels so good to work together and clean up the streets and railway on which we live.

A huge Thank You to Gregory Whyte and his team from Wynberg Solid Waste. You are always willing to help and I so appreciate you. Thanks too to Graham and the EPWP team.
George Kiewits and Sive from PRASA… thank you for your enthusiasm, working together and cleaning alongside us.
Alderman Grant Twigg and Councillor Kate Christie thank you for joining us. We so appreciate your support and dedication in working towards keeping our area clean.
It was wonderful to have people from U-Turn join us. Thanks HVCID for sponsoring their morning.
Thanks to Tina Gough, Gail Morrison from FoHP for the support and especially Thomas King and Gail for all the hard work on the Railway.
Thank you to HVA’s Terry Robinson and Marguerite Schneider for cleaning till the end and sharing a well deserved coffee at Jack’s Place at the end!.
Thanks so much Daniela Leigh for helping source the wonderful prizes. So appreciate your time.
FADT Madoda Mange and team thank you for your support and always watching over us.
Jack Umba your coffee and pancakes were delicious. Thank you!

To the residents who came out and cleaned their streets, Thank You!

Thank you so much to the following Businesses for gifting us such wonderful prizes for our Dream Clean
Nic Fidelity Adt – 3 months free response
Fat Harry’s – Voucher value R300
The Cove Coffee shop – coffee for 2
One on First Avenue – Voucher value R500
Bleach# Color Worx – Cut and blow dry – value R750
House of Tapputi – perfume gift box
Liquor City Claremont – 1 bottle of whiskey

Our Prize draw has been postponed due to lack of participation and will take place in Spring when we do another Village Clean.

Thank you again for working together to keep our Village clean.  

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 2023
– Residential fire – Hampstead Road (Nothing damaged due to prompt response times)
Mileage per vehicle for May 2023: 
D19:  796, 852, 831,   904
D20:  707, 911, 887, 1005
Callouts per vehicle for May 2023: 
D19:    12,  23,  12,  15
D20:  108,  95,  58,  78

Incidents reported to SAPS: 1 – 31 May 2023
– Burglary at residential premises – 1st Avenue
– Robbery with a dangerous weapon other than a firearm – Imam Haron
– Fraud – Imam Haron, Suffolk Street
– Theft out of motor vehicle – Imam Haron, Epsom Road
– Common Assault – Kenilworth Road
– Theft of a Motor vehicle/cycle – 2nd Avenue
– Harassment – Derby Road
– Possession of presumed stolen property – 2nd Avenue
– Possession of a dangerous weapon – Imam Haron
– Possession of housebreaking instruments – Baronrath Road
– Possession of drugs – Imam Haron x 2    

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 – Constable Naidoo: 079 894 1555 / 084 215 4749 – WhatsApp only.
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     Please report any areas of concern to the City  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!  

Har-Lyn Neighbourhood Watch aims to help people protect themselves and their properties, and to reduce the fear of crime by means of active, visible citizen patrols, improved home security tips, greater vigilance, accurate reporting of suspicious incidents and crime, and by fostering a community spirit. All these efforts engender a caring community, and reduce the opportunities for crime by increasing crime prevention awareness.
Har-Lyn Neighbourhood Watch operates in Sectors 1 and 4 of the borders of the Claremont Police Station.
You can make a difference in your Community by giving a couple of hours of your time a week…or a donation would be so appreciated.
Please contact Penny Owens on 072 252 8571 or
email secretary@harlynwatch.org.za or  info@harlynwatch.org.za    

A few more pictures from our HVCID Dream Clean


Please think of donating to U-Turn or buying their vouchers to give people who are needing help.  They are doing amazing work and have added a safe space in Claremont for people to sleep and to receive integrated help to make a change in their lives!
Click on the link to listen to this new development at U-Turn. 

I hope you stay dry, warm and safe!
Kind regards,
Jen Rowe and the HVCID team – In Partnership with

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