Welcome to January 2010.
I hope you all had a festive, fun and happy holiday season and that 2010 has got off to a good start. The CIDs are really looking forward to the next couple of months, and will be maintaining our focus on the safety and security of both the GP and OK districts as well as participating in the preparation for the FIFA World Cup, ensuring that the event runs as smoothly and efficiently as possible.
As well as our regular newsletter updates, we have a couple of great feature articles and information on new hotspots for you to visit this month. For all OK CID residents, you’ll be pleased to hear that The Labia Theatres are continuing their movie/ meal specials into 2010, click here to find out more. Next time you’re in need of a caffeine fix and want to try somewhere new, pop into Truth.Coffeecult on the corner of Buitengracht and Somerset Road at the Prestwich Memorial site or read more about it by clicking here. We’ve also put together some useful sustainability tips that will simultaneously help you to do your bit for the environment, and also cut down on your expenses in 2010.
Finally I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate and thank the CID team and SAPS, Metro and Law Enforcement for their support, continued dedication and hard work as we celebrate the Oranje-Kloof’s eighth birthday on 15 January 2010. The thank you letters included in this newsletter are a testament to how much this support is appreciated.
OK/GP CID CEO
WHAT'S HAPPENING IN YOUR CID?
CRIME AND GRIME
Festive Season Wrap Up
As the long awaited 2010 kicks off, the OK and GP CIDs look back on an excellent December 2009 festive season. Click here to read an overview of some of the proactive initiatives that the CID team was involved in, including educational road blocks, distributing safety leaflets, cleansing services and the FIFA World Cup Draw.
In December 2009, 'supplementary cleansing' has resulted in the collection and removal of an estimated 15 400 kgs (2 200 bags) of waste from the Green Point CID area and 19 250 kgs (2 750 bags) from the Oranje-Kloof CID area.
Movie/ Meal Specials at the Labia The Labia movie theatres on Orange Street and Kloof Street have teamed up with three popular restaurants in the OK CID to offer you a fantastic deal: two movie tickets and two meals for R75 or less:
|Monday /Tuesday: ||Societi Bistro ||R70 |
|Wednesday /Saturday: ||Diva Cafe Ristorante ||R70 |
|Thursday /Friday: ||Kauai ||R75 |
Click here to find out all about the upcoming attractions at the Labia Theatre.
Truth. Coffeecult. This new coffee shop at the Prestwich Memorial on St Andrews Square, corner of Buitengracht Street and Somerset Road exudes a unique blend of simplicity, elegance and character.
With a magnificent view of Table Mountain, and set right in the heart of the city, TRUTH is the perfect third place as owner David Donde describes it; a place that you feel drawn to when you have a break from your routine at work or home and take some time out; a place where you can sit back, relax and enjoy a cup of the finest freshly roasted coffee.
TRUTH is open from 07:00 to 18:00 Monday to Friday, and 08:00 to 12:00 on Saturdays. Look out for the light food menu which will be introduced in February 2010. There is also uncapped free wi-fi and plenty of natural light if you want to catch up on your emails.
Thank you Emails
We have received some great feedback over the festive season and would like to share a couple of these emails with you:
Good Day Marc,
Compliments of the season to you.
Please accept my apologies for my belated letter as I have been out of town.
On behalf of the Tramway Ladies soccer team, I would like to express our gratitude for the sponsorship of the trophies and the lamb for our year end function. Without the support of people like you, we would not have been able to reach our goals.
Thank you once again for the generous support of our team.
Hope to see you soon at one of our soccer games.
The second one is from Le De Reuck, the 2010 Director of Operations thanking the CID team for their understanding, participation and cooperation during the FIFA World Cup Final Draw celebration on Long Street on 4 December 2009.
Click here to read the full email.
The Soccer Festival
23 January 2010. Cape Town’s two top Premier Soccer League teams, Ajax Cape Town and Santos will be the first teams to ever play a soccer match in the new Cape Town Stadium. Tickets are available from R30 and there will be a free shuttle from the Civic Centre on Hertzog Boulevard to the Stadium.
The Age of Stupid
27 January 2010. A 90-minute film about climate change, set in the future. Oscar-nominated Pete Postlethwaite stars as a man living alone in the devastated world of 2055, looking back at archive footage from 2007 and asking: why didn’t we stop climate change when we had the chance?
J & B Met
30 January 2010. Join the 50 000+ spectators at the Kenilworth Racecourse for a “spectacle of glossy vibrancy and intense exhilaration enveloped in a cauldron of sensual excess that sets the pulse racing”.
Up the Creek Music Festival
5 February 2010. One river, three stages, more than 30 live music & comedy acts & 2000 festival goers with a passion for some of SA's best music in common.
GP and OK CID AGMs
Both the Oranje-Kloof and Green Point CID AGMs will take place in February 2010. Look out for more information on the website over the next couple of weeks.
Sustainability Tips - Water
This first batch of tips will help you to significantly cut down on your water usage, resulting in a much lower water bill.
- Check all taps, showerheads and overflow pipes regularly and have them repaired when necessary. A dripping tap may waste between 30 and 60 litres of water every day.
- Add tap aerators onto bathroom and kitchen taps to reduce normal tap flow from around 20 – 30 litres per minute to 6 – 10 litres. (A tap aerator costs about R35).
- Place a plastic bottle or ‘hippo bag’ into your toilet cistern which will reduce the amount of water per flush (a hippo bag costs about R17).
- Converting your toilet to a multi-flush (flushes while handle is held down) or a dual-flush (long and short flush) system can result in a 20% decrease on your water bill.
- Look for water and energy efficient products when buying new household products such as dishwashers and washing machines. Dishwashers use 40 – 75 litres of water per wash on average; however efficient machines use as little as 13 litres.
LET US KNOW WHAT YOU ARE THINKING!
We welcome all comments and suggestions regarding our newsletter and its content. Our aim is to keep you informed about your CID and so we would love to hear how we can improve or receive suggestions on what topics you would like us to cover.
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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
Spier Harvest Festival
When: 27 February 2010
Click here for more info
Up the Creek music festival
When:5 February 2010 – 7 February 2010
Click here for more info
J & B Met
When: 30 January 2010
Click here for more info
SUBMIT YOUR CAPE TOWN EVENT
QUOTE OF THE MONTH
"What the New Year brings to you will depend a great deal on what you bring to the New Year."
- Vern McLellan
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