Welcome to July 2009. We’re proud to be celebrating Green Point CID’s eighth birthday this July and have taken this opportunity to reflect on some of the highlights of the past year.
Before we do that I would personally like to extend a huge thank you to our partners for their ongoing support and outstanding contribution to the communities they serve. Together we are able to fight the scourge of crime and grime and create areas in which the greater community of Cape Town want to live, work and play.
The CIDs have made a significant impact in their mandate to assist the City of Cape Town in fighting crime and grime over the past eight years: crime has bee reduced by an impressive 60% in the GP CID area and 55% in the OK CID area. [Read More]
We’ve also played an integral role in a number of social up-liftment programmes as well as initiating upgrades to our areas. These upgrades really add life and light to our communities and also make them more accessible and safe for everyone living and working nearby. Read more about these initiatives in the highlights section of this newsletter. We were thrilled that the Atlantic Sun and People’s Post featured several of these projects and shall endeavour to continue to improve and enhance our communities
We also have a lot to look forward to. One project which we are excited to introduce is a Cape Town based recycling company called No Standing, who provide an efficient and affordable solution to preserve the environment. [Read More]
There are also a couple of great events and shows coming up over the next few weeks so be sure to check out the events section of the newsletter for details. [Read More]. And last, but certainly not least, we’ve put together a selection of delectable restaurant specials to give you something to look forward to on these cold rainy winter days. [Read More]
Until next month, stay warm, stay safe and please email through any suggestions, feedback or questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
OK/GP CID CEO
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WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS MONTH?
We pride ourselves in having the top events happening in and around Cape Town listed on our website each month.
Here are our favourite events in and around Cape Town
SA International Documentary Festival When: 2 July 2009 - 19 July 2009
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3 Tons of Fun at On Broadway When: 2 July – 2 August 2009
Where: On Broadway, 88 Shortmarket Street
Cost: R75 p/p
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WHAT'S HAPPENING IN YOUR CID?
CRIME AND GRIME
What you need to know about your local Neighbourhood Watch
It is great to see that neighbourhood watch initiatives are popping up all over Cape Town and what a positive impact they are having on curbing crime. The OK and GP CIDs would like to commend three in particular, which have really made a difference in and around the city bowl:
Devil’s Peak/ Vredehoek, Tamboerskloof and Oranjezicht/ Higgovale Neighbourhood Watch.
We’ve put together an article to tell you a bit about how they function and what their goals are, how to sign up and be part of the neighbourhood watch in your area and how to report a crime. [Read more]
CIDs endorse and implement recycling initiative
In a combined effort to promote recycling, help save the environment and reduce the waste that ends up in Cape Town’s already stretched landfills, the Green Point and Oranje-Kloof CIDs are endorsing No Standing as their preferred recycling solution provider.
No Standing is a Cape Town based recycling company who provide an efficient and affordable solution to preserve the environment. Although targeted primarily at businesses at this stage, the CIDs and No Standing are working on providing convenient drop off points for home recycling initiatives. [Read More]
Incredible Cape Town Winter Specials
There is nothing better than an evening with friends, filled with delectable food and wine. There are dozens of incredible specials on at restaurants scattered throughout Cape Town, and we’ve put together a list of some of our local favourites for you to try:
New Parking System
The City of Cape Town’s approved parking tariffs have been increased in all areas with effect from 01 July 2009. The plus side of this is that there should be more parking spaces available as the new tariffs will be linked to a maximum parking period. New rates for Cape Town CBD: R4.10 for every half hour.
CID highlights from the past year • The appointment of a new security service provider – Vetus Schola Protection Services. There are now 49 security officers and four vehicles patrolling the GP and OK CID areas 24/7.
• The formation of the Kloof Street Business Forum to gain knowledge and jointly find effective solutions for challenges at hand.
• Several upgrades were completed during the course of the year, such as the paving of areas outside of the Kloof Street Spar and Friendly 7/11 in Oranje-Kloof.
• 4000 leaflets were distributed over December/ January in a proactive attempt to increase vigilance and awareness amongst residents and visitors to the areas.
• In conjunction with SAPS, several busts and a number of good arrests were made including the arrest of a man wanted on nine counts. Several certificates of appreciation were awarded to CID security officers for their outstanding work and dedication to keeping the community safe.
FEEDBACK Hi there
I would just like to thank you and your wonderful employees. I was stranded on the side of the Green Point Main Road the other day, with a phone that had a battery about to run flat and a car with a battery that was completely dead. Your employees, Mr K. Jonathan and Mr Q. Adams, they were so wonderful and helpful, they stopped without me having to wave down and started my battery and then escorted me to find a battery shop that was open in town, as it was a Saturday at 13h00 and not many places were open.
It is so nice and refreshing to have two men, who were so friendly and genuinely concerned. I was blown away and really want to commend you, your company and your employees on a wonderful service, with literally a smile.
Thank you for your dedication to Green Point.
SA International Documentary Festival
2-19 July 2009. The Festival showcases more than 50 world-premier South African and international documentaries in a variety of cinemas. Documentary film makers are also holding workshops and events for festival goers. [Read More]
3 Tons of Fun at On Broadway
2 July – 2 August 2009. 3 Tons of Fun features the incredible vocal talents of Michelle Thomas, Sthe Mfuphi and Bee Cosa who, together, combine vocal power, skilful harmonies, smouldering sensuality and a vivacious larger than life energy that gets audiences up on their feet every single time. [Read More]
SA Wine Tourism Conference
21 – 22 July 2009. Under the theme: “share. innovate. inspire.” the Conference will provide delegates with access to information on the latest trends and best practices in the $15 billion global wine tourism industry. It is taking place at the beautiful Vineyard Hotel & Spa in Newlands, Cape Town. [Read More]
QUOTE OF THE MONTH
Don't wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.
- Mark Victor Hansen
GP CID Contact Numbers
GP CID Patrol Vehicle
082 214 3228
GP CID Shift Manager (24 hrs)
071 670 3019
OK CID Contact Numbers
OK CID Patrol Vehicle
082 217 1386
OK CID Shift Manager (24 hrs)
071 670 3019
OK CID Manager
082 411 7778
General OK and GP CID Contact Numbers
082 560 0684
082 922 1832
071 680 0801