HVCID Newsletter May 2023

Dear Residents of Harfield Village,

On Sunday, June 11, we will be hosting our 2nd Harfield Village Dream Clean. 
I encourage you all to come and join us from 10-12noon.  We live in a beautiful Village, but we do have litter issues and cleaning up starts with us.
Did you know? South Africans generate about 55 million tons of waste every year.  Litter continues to largely be a deliberate act. But why do people intentionally litter? 
Studies have found that the answer generally boils down to four main reasons.
– Laziness or carelessness
– Lack of access to bins
– Lenient law enforcement
– Presence of litter already in the area Let’s combat this as a Community.  

We’ll see you on the 11th June!

   

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

OTHER IMPORTANT CONTACT NUMBERS:
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!  
https://eservices1.capetown.gov.za/coct/wapl/zsreq_app/index.html   

CITY OF CAPE TOWN – 30 MAY 2023 – MEDIA RELEASE Quarterly Crime Stats: City ready to help SAPS fight crime
Cape Town Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis says the City is crowding crime prevention resources into hotspot areas to help SAPS fight crime.
See the link for more information:

https://tinyurl.com/4chdp9vf    

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…
If you are interested please contact Penny Owens on 072 252 8571 or
email secretary@harlynwatch.org.za or  info@harlynwatch.org.za    

CRIME REPORT :  (Please note that we are not allowed to report specifics)
FIDELITY ADT PATROL CARS:
The two dedicated F-ADT response vehicles for Harfield Village are D19 and D20.
Reported by Fidelity ADT: 1 – 30 April 2023
– Attempted house breaking – 1st Avenue
Mileage per vehicle for April 2023: 
D19:  682, 1329,   823,  970
D20:  510, 1817, 1193,  563
Callouts per vehicle for April 2023: 
D19:   21,   34,   22,   18
D20:   78, 181, 106, 101

Incidents reported to SAPS: 1 – 30 April 2023
– Burglary at residential premises – Kenilworth Road x 2, Princes Road
– Robbery with a firearm – Mathew Road, Lancaster Street
– Fraud – Greenwood Road
– Theft General –  Kenilworth Road x 2, Princes Road, Harfield Place, 2nd Ave
– Theft out of motor vehicle – Imam Haron, Edward Square, 1st Avenue
– Possession of presumed stolen property – Kenilworth Road x 2
– Possession of a dangerous weapon – 2nd Avenue
– Possession of housebreaking instruments – 2nd Avenue    

As always stay safe and warm and let’s aim for a litter free Village!
Kind regards,
Jen Rowe and the HVCID team

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