With the new year already in its third month, the Green Point and Oranje-Kloof CID teams are hard at work to ensure that we make an even bigger difference and add even more value to your area this year.
Over the festive season, there was a considerable decrease in reported incidents of crime, due to effective cooperation between our partners (i.e. SAPS, Metro Police, Law Enforcement, various private security companies) as well as the members of the public. We extend a sincere thank you to all our sponsors and the individuals who assisted us during this time. Together we are making a real difference.
In fact, since their introduction in 2001 and 2002 respectively, the Green Point and Oranje-Kloof CIDs have helped to achieve a 60% decrease in crime. To continue this service we have applied to extend our tenure for another three years – stretching to 30 June 2011. Click here to view the respective business plans.
We also want to warmly welcome new residents to the Green Point and Oranje-Kloof areas. Click here to learn more about what exactly a CID is and why we exist. We also strongly encourage you to familiarise yourself with the people and places in your surrounding area as this is the key to increase your personal safety.
Look out for the new branding on all Green Point and Oranje-Kloof CID vehicles, as well as new and improved uniforms and equipment to be launched in the coming week. Also refer to our website for the relevant emergency numbers and be sure to have these on hand at all times. Remember that the CIDs’ effectiveness is closely linked to YOUR commitment to report incidents, so take safety precautions during your everyday life, and be alert to your surroundings. To sharpen your sensitivity to potential crime situations, refer to the ‘Know your neighbour’ and 'Reduce your risk of being hijacked' articles in this newsletter.
In closing, we are looking forward to working together with you in 2008 to build a stronger community, yield better results and consequently establish a safer and cleaner environment within which we can work, play and live.
Head of Operations, Oranje-Kloof and Green Point CIDs
St Andrew's Square completed in remembrance of District 1
"Our heritage celebrates our achievements and contributes to redressing past inequities. It educates, it deepens our understanding of society and encourages us to empathise with the experience of others…"
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Buitenkloof Studios - adding value and style
Situated in Oranje-Kloof on the corner of Kloof and Buitensingel Street, the recently completed office and retail development Buitenkloof Studios has not only succeeded in adding value to the area with its 30 modern office spaces, but also adds a touch of style and modern-day glamour with its attractive finishes and hand-picked selection of top-quality lifestyle retailers. ...[read more]
Know your neighbour
Join the fight against crime in your neighbourhood by being alert
By being more aware of your neighbours' habits and the surroundings of your neighbourhood, it will be easier to spot an unusual or suspicious situation, particularly in the wake of the recent power cuts. Together, you can be each other's eyes and ears.
There are a several small precautionary steps you can take to help connect with your neighbours and to make your community even safer:
- Make sure you and your neighbours know the contact numbers for the local SAPS and the CID patrol vehicles in case an instance needs to be reported. If you live in an apartment building, ask your landlord to post the information in a common area, accessible to all residents.
Reduce your risk of being hijacked
A suspicious vehicle or person is one that acts in a manner that may seem unusual or strange.
EXAMPLES: ...[read more]
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GP CID Contact Numbers GP CID Patrol Vehicle
082 214 3228
GP CID 24 hour control
021 421 0885
OK CID Contact Numbers OK CID Patrol Vehicle
082 217 1386
OK CID Manager
082 411 7778
General OK and GP CID Contact Numbers
082 444 2727
082 922 1832
Latest CID arrest in Green Point
CID key player in recent arrest in Green Point
Due to the vigilance of the Green Point and Oranje-Kloof CID patrols on Saturday, 9 February, one incident of crime was successfully foiled and one arrest was made by the SAPS.
Burglary victim shares her story
The Oranje-Kloof and Green Point CID teams' reason for existence is to add value to these areas and make them safer for all residents. It is therefore always great to receive positive feedback from residents who have experienced the advantage of living in a CID firsthand. ...[read more]
DATES TO DIARISE FOR MARCH
1 March 2008
2008 Cape Town Opera Season: Verdi's Rigoletto
1 - 2 March 2008
Cape Town Pride Festival
1 - 8 March 2008
Paul Cluver Amphitheatre Music Concerts
1 - 31 March 2008
Cape Town Festival 2008
2 March 2008
Cape Argus Pick n' Pay Mountain Bike Challenge
2 - 4 March 2008
Hartklop Songs Festival
4 March 2008
Appletiser Summer Sunset Concerts at Kirstenbosch: Ike Moriz
9 March 2008
Cape Argus Pick n' Pay Tricycle Tour
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