Welcome to September 2009. It’s been another busy month for the CID team, with a number of joint operations with SAPS and the CCID taking place at various locations. I would like to congratulate everyone involved for their hard work and dedication to making Green Point and OranjeKloof a safer place to live, work and play.
We would also like to take this opportunity to thank Adrien Desmarais and the rest of the Paving Progress team for the work they’ve done upgrading the sidewalks in both the GP and OK CIDs over the past couple of years. Read the interview with Adrien to find out more about their involvement and recent projects.
Spring has finally arrived in the Cape which means that it’s time to dust away the winter cobwebs and clear out all the clutter. We’ve put together a list of shelters where you can take any clothes, blankets or toys that you don’t need anymore, click here to read more about this initiative now.
We would like to extend a warm welcome to the De Waterkant Market in Green Point and Silver Restaurant and Boutique on Kloof Street. Read more about these new hotspots in the lifestyle section.
There are also some exciting upcoming events, including Rocking the Daisies eco-friendly music and lifestyle festival. Click here to find out more about this festival and the other events taking place over the next few weeks.
I look forward to bringing your our next update next month, but until then take care and please email any questions or information to email@example.com.
OK/GP CID CEO
CRIME AND GRIME
CID TEAM TAKES PART IN MAJOR CRIME BUST
On 14 August 2009 the Green Point and OranjeKloof CID teamed up with SAPS and the Central City Improvement District (CCID) to instigate a full day Special Operation in order to arrest criminals in our CIDs.
The Operation covered Senator Park, the Kraal, the Quarry, Green Point Main Road and the Foreshore. Suspects were arrested for being in possession of stolen goods or drugs, or if they were illegal immigrants.
OK CID Waste Update
In August 2009, 'supplementary cleansing' has resulted in the collection and removal of an estimated 11 900 kgs (1 700 bags) of waste from the Oranje-Kloof CID area and 9 800 kgs (1400 bags) from the Green Point CID area.
SPRING CLEANING Spring has finally arrived in the Cape and everyone is gradually coming out of hibernation to enjoy the sunshine and lovely longer evenings.
It’s the perfect time to do a really good spring clean and pack away all your winter coats, boots and clutter around the house. If you come across anything that you don’t need or use anymore why not take it to the nearest shelter or orphanage?
There is an endless need for clothes, blankets and food, and by donating a couple of items you can really make a difference to some-ones life. To make this even easier for you we’ve compiled a list of places in and near the GP and OK CIDs for you to drop off any donations. Read more
DE WATERKANT MARKET The Triangle Square Market started out in Fish Hoek last year and has now opened a branch at the corner of De Smidt and Waterkant Streets, off Somerset Road, open 9am – 2pm every Saturday.
The market caters for a wide range of tastes so be sure to pencil a visit into your diary and enjoy a lazy Saturday morning meandering through the stalls of fresh fruits, cheeses, organic wines and delectable home-made treats. Read more
STYLISH FUSION OF FASHION AND SUSHI HITS KLOOF STREET Silver owner Xia Xuan Xu has infused his simple yet elegant style into the décor, ambiance and aesthetic appeal of his chic new Boutique and Restaurant on lower Kloof Street.
The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, with a menu that boats an impressive range of Asian cuisine, from spring rolls to sushi platters to an array of duck, meat and seafood main courses. Silver Manager Michael Morris says there are also a couple of delectable specials such as the Chinese Hamburger which are definitely worth a try.
This intimate venue is ideal for small corporate functions and will also be hosting a few exciting events over the next couple of months. Read more
INTERVIEW WITH ADRIEN DESMARAIS
Over the past four years Progressive Paving has completed a number of paving upgrades in both the Green Point and OranjeKloof CIDs. We chatted to Adrien Desmarais to find out more.
My role is to enhance the pedestrian walkways, bring them to life and remove the dull black top.
What role do you play in the development and enhancement of the GP and OK CIDs?
What was your most recent project in the GP or OK CID area? We repaved the area outside the Kloof Street Friendly Spar / 711 for the OK CID, and On Tap on Strand Street for the GP CID.
How has this made a difference? The Kloof Street project has created a lot more open space and less clutter, and Strand Street On Tap seems cleaner and tidy.
Click here to read the rest of this interview.
GREEN POINT BUSINESS DIRECTORY
We’re happy to say that our Green Point Business Directory has been finalised and is up on our website. Visit www.gpcid.co.za and click on “Biz Directory” in the top navigation to search for all your favourite local spots. It includes listings of all businesses, shops and restaurants in the area with their contact details and street address.
SPRING SECURITY ALERT
With the advent of Spring, keen gardeners are bound to be out and about, soaking up the sun and enjoying getting their gardens back into shape.
With this in mind, the CID team would like to extend an important safety tip to all gardeners: lock away your garden tools once you have finished using them. Unfortunately if they fall into the wrong hands they can be used as weapons or to break into a home, which is demonstrated in the visual above.
ROCKING THE GARDENS
03 October 2009. Boasting some of SA’s hottest bands including Freshlyground, aKING, 340ml, Gang of Instrumentals and even more exciting up and coming bands. Rocking the Gardens will offer Johannesburg the best in live entertainment, lifestyle exhibitions and gourmet food.
ROCKING THE DAISIES
9 – 11 October 2009. Now in its fourth year, Rocking the Daisies is the fastest growing eco-friendly music and lifestyle festival in South Africa, and will once again offer the best in live entertainment, lifestyle exhibitions and gourmet food.
With over 10 000 people attending last year, Rocking the Daisies 2009 will be full of cutting edge, quality music, interactive art fields and facilities aimed to cater for everyone from child care to comedic relief.
CAPE TOWN INTERNATIONAL KITE FESTIVAL
10 – 11 October 2009. By filling the sky with kites, Cape Mental Health is making the world a nicer place, not only for visitors to the Festival but also for thousands of people with mental disabilities who benefit from the organisation’s services every year. There will be food stalls and a craft market, kiddies rides, giant inflatables, kite-making workshops and lots more to entertain the whole family.
GREEN POINT STADIUM TOUR
Monday – Friday at 10:00, 12:00 and 14:00. Saturdays at 10:00 and 12:00. The 60 minute tour includes a 10 minute presentation, a theatre performance, a 2010 Stadium Virtual Tour and a chance to see the stadium from a viewing deck.
SAFETY TIPS FOR CONSUMERS AND BUSINESS OWNERS
HANDY TIPS TO AVOID BECOMING A VICTIM OF ATM FRAUD
Criminals can only access your bank account via an ATM if they have both your bank card and your pin number. So make sure that you keep them separately and do not reveal your pin to anyone.
You also need to stay vigilant at all times, especially as criminals are constantly coming up with new scam techniques. Click here to read more about these scams and some useful safety tips.
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
Rocking the Gardens When: 03 October 2009
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Rocking the Daisies When: 09 - 11 October 2009
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Cape Town International Kite Festival When: 10 - 11 October 2009
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Green Point Stadium Tour When:Monday – Friday at 10:00, 12:00 and 14:00. Saturdays at 10:00 and 12:00
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SUBMIT YOUR CAPE TOWN EVENT
QUOTE OF THE MONTH
Today I shall behave as though this day is the one by which I shall be remembered.
– RA Twerski
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