HVCID Newsletter October 2022

Dear Residents,

It’s nearly time for HALLOWEEN!

If you want to add your house to the trick or treat map, send your address to

Fancy dress categories:
~ Under 6
~ 6 to 12 years old
~ Family group

Friends of Harfield Parks also invite you for a spot of gardening, weeding, tidying, and litter picking in Surrey Park on Sat 5 November from 8am to midday.  Donations of money, mulch, compost etc. are always welcome.


Har-Lyn needs more daytime patrollers, a task ideal for retirees or those who work from home and want to be proactive about crime. Night patrols need more patrollers too, but our day patrols have a few gaps that need filling.

• Over 18 years of age
• Live in the area
• No criminal record
• Available to do a 2 hour patrol per week
• Have transport – bike, scooter or car

• 10 hours training (5×2 hours) over 5 weeks with veteran patrollers
• Safety in numbers
• Solution and insight to crime – eyes and ears
• Team work in a supportive environment
• All basic patroller equipment

NO patroller is asked to put themselves at risk and we have solid back-up from armed responses in the area.
If you are interested please contact Penny Owens on 072 252 8571 or email secretary@harlynwatch.org.za

The City invites you to a public participation meeting on developments planned for the new MyCiTi bus route along Imam Haron Road. This will shed light on what the community will be dealing with as our public transport is improved.

15 November 2022 – Claremont Library Hall – 2pm to 7pm

A reminder about the upcoming Annual General Meeting of the three Harfield Village civic associations:
~ Harfield Village Association (residents & heritage),
~ Friends of Harfield Parks (greening), and us,
~ Harfield Village Community Improvement District (safety)

We tend to overlap and collaborate on a number of issues, so it makes sense that we combine our AGMs.

Please note that the venue is the same as last year, which is different to previous years.

*Please remember to report any areas of concern to the City *
If your roadis in need of resurfacing ie potholes, cracks or missing pavement stones
If your manhole covers have been taken
If your street lights are not working out of load-shedding hours, Or if they need repainting
If you see any dumping and littering
If you have people squatting or living on your streets
If you see excrement on the pavements or any other issues in the Village, please log your complaint or else it will not get attended to.
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 something will be done!
If they do not respond, please send me an email, with your reference numbers to follow up!  

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 September 2022
No reported incidents.
Mileage per vehicle per week for September 2022:
 D19:  2086, 2166, 2018, 2134                            
 D20:  1997, 2051, 2072, 2049
Call outs per vehicle per week for September 2022: 
 D19:     51,  57,  41,  61
 D20:   111, 101, 96, 115

Incidents reported to SAPS: 1 – 30 September 2022
– Attempted theft out of motor vehicle – 2nd and 3rd Avenues
– Burglary at business premises – Imam Haron x 2
– Burglaries at residential premises – Surrey Street
– House Robbery – Princes Road
– Common Robbery – Harvey Road, Kenilworth Road
– Fraud – 1st and 2nd Avenue, Imam Haron
– Malicious damage to property – 2nd Avenue
– Offences under the drug trafficking act – Imam Haron
– Robbery with a weapon other than a firearm – 2nd Avenue, Imam Haron
– Sexual Assault – Imam Haron
– Theft General – Dingle Ave, 1st and 2nd Ave, Imam Haron, Lincoln Street, 
– Theft out of motor vehicle – Derby Road x 2, Devon Street, 1st Ave, Hampstead and Harvey Roads, Imam Haron x 2, Kenilworth Road x 2, Mathew and Princes Road, Wesley Street

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