HVCID Newsletter May 2022

Dear Residents,

We hope you are keeping warm and safe as we head into winter. 
Please check:
– your alarms and beams are working
– your security cameras are cleaned regularly so that they are effective even in bad weather
– your gutters and drains are cleared before the big rain arrives(well we hope it arrives!)
– your roof for any cracked, loose or damaged tiles, loose screws, kinked or damaged roof sheets, rusting areas on roof sheeting, cracks in waterproofing layers and areas on flat roofs where water can pool
– exterior wallsfor areas that can allow water to penetrate
– your chimney has been swept and your fireplace serviced
– the seals around your windows and close the gaps under doors to keep the cold out
– your outdoor lighting is working properly and is waterproof.  Lights improve safety and reduce crime. If your lights are on timers, consider setting these accordingly.  Light-sensitive “dusk to dawn” bulbs are a great way to save energy while optimising security lighting and ensuring they are always on when it’s dark.
– 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 or a road in need of resurfacing, dumping, litter, squatting and more.

We have extended the RSVP date for the Child Carer Safety Awareness Training till tomorrow, the 20th of May.  Please see the information above. 
We look forward to meeting your Children’s Carers.

Har-Lyn have 2 SHARPS BINS in place for all your unwanted and old sharp implements.
1. At the SEEFF office in the Belvedere Centre.
2. At Jack’s Place, 88 Imam Haron opp the Clareinch Post Office.
Please ask for the bin and you can drop your items in yourself. Once full, the container will be emptied and the items disposed of responsibly.
Another community safety initiative brought to you by Har-Lyn. 


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 help us to keep Harfield Village Clean and Beautiful. If we all do a little it makes the world of difference to the Community.

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

From our Councillor Kate Christie updating us on The Street People Team and the work they are doing.

Good News: https://www.timeslive.co.za/sunday-times/lifestyle/travel/2022-05-08-cape-town-named-third-greatest-city-on-earth/?fbclid=IwAR0XggSX5nJhuZPoR2KxPlUchpANPo_pS_LJCaDVjAomEKTeJ1cWkUqQNzY   
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 – 30 April 2022
– Business Robbery – 2nd Avenue
Mileage per vehicle per week for April 2022: 
 D19:  2103, 2055, 2119, 2123                                               
 D20:  2166, 2018, 2054, 2095
Call outs per vehicle per week for April 2022: 
 D19:   27, 33, 31, 33
 D20:   88, 82, 85, 82

Incidents reported to SAPS: 1 – 30 April 2022
– Burglaries at residential premises – Kenilworth Road, Princes Road, 
– Attempted motor vehicle theft – Imam Haron Road 
– Theft out of motor vehicle- Hampstead Road, Iman Haron Road x 4, Greenwood Road 
– Business Robbery – 2nd Avenue
– House Robbery – 1st Avenue
– Fraud – 2nd Avenue
– In possession of stolen goods – Hampstead Road
– Offences in terms of dangerous weapons – 2nd Avenue
– Offences under the Drugs Trafficking Act – 2nd Avenue
– Rape – Bell Road
– Theft General – 2nd Avenue, Derby Road, Oakfield Road
– Theft of motorcycle – Kenilworth Road, Princes Road

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