HVCID Newsletter July 2022

Dear Residents,

Why is the 18th of July called Mandela Day?
Nelson Mandela International Day, is a day celebrated across the world in honour of Mandela and was officially declared as an international day by the United Nations in November of 2009, with the first ever Mandela Day held on 18 July 2010.  It is also the former President’s birthday!
On Mandela Day itself, we are encouraged to spend 67 minutes of our time in service to others in need or to our environment.  These 67 minutes are in appreciation of the 67 years that Nelson Mandela spent fighting for justice, equality and human rights for all!

This year, the Nelson Mandela Foundation is specifically focusing on enhancing efforts to stall and reverse global climate change by planting one million trees, as well as addressing food insecurity by enhancing community gardens across South Africa. By taking action in ensuring that residents have a clean environment within which to live and thrive, the Nelson Mandela Foundation calls on everyone to contribute in their own way on Mandela Day.

We are calling on Residents to please keep going with our efforts to keep our Village litter free.  Let’s do our bit for our own spaces and our Communal spaces in Harfield Village and let’s all commit to going out and collecting 67 pieces of litter on the 18th of July. 

Some Village Hot Spots for collecting Litter: 
– Police Station
– Telkom and Post Office
– Kenilworth Road
– 1st Avenue and 2nd Avenue on both sides, close to Imam Haron and Kenilworth Roads

Each person’s effort really does make the difference!

If you are also looking to do more, see the links below for some ideas.



Har-Lyn Neighbourhood watch are always looking for more Patrollers, especially during the day.  From as little as 2 hours per week, you can help make a huge difference in your Community!
Without them looking out for us we would have a lot more crime 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 – 30 June 2022
– Burglaries at residential premises  – Hampstead Road, Durham Street
Mileage per vehicle per week for June 2022:
 D19:  2110, 2052, 2118, 2058                                               
 D20:  2036, 1989, 1954, 2010
Call outs per vehicle per week for June 2022: 
 D19:   37, 36, 42, 41
 D20:   97, 80, 88, 87

Incidents reported to SAPS: 1 – 30 June 2022
– Attempted Burglary at residential premises – Surrey Street
– Attempted motor vehicle theft – Surrey Street
– Burglaries at residential premises –  Durham Street 
– House Robbery – Hampstead Road
– Theft of motor vehicle – Hampstead Road
– Common Assault – 1st Avenue
– Common Robbery – Imam Haron Road
– Fraud – Norfolk Street, 3rd Avenue
– Theft General – 2nd and 1st Avenues, Devon Street, Kenilworth and Lancaster Roads
– Malicious damage to property – Imam Haron Road
– Offences under the Drugs Trafficking Act – 2nd Avenue, Kenilworth Road

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