As part of our mandate to support crime prevention, we are dedicated to keeping everyone informed of all relevant security news via our newsletters and website. But for those who have not yet explored the various functions available, we have included a simple step-by-step video to show you how to make use of the RSS (real simple syndication) function on our website. Click here to view the short video - it really is as easy as one, two, three!
In this issue, we recognise the exceptional measure of success achieved by specific members of our team in the past few months, knowing that our collective impact is directly related to their individual commitment and hard work. We would also like to congratulate the Cape Town Central Police Station under Director Lynette Barnes for being voted the Most Effective SA Police Station in the Western Cape, during a recent national survey. We are proud to be their partners in the quest to combat crime in Cape Town. Read more about their achievement in our Snippets section.
This past month, the dedicated CID team continued to assist the SAPS on numerous occasions in finding and arresting criminals in our area. Click here to read one of these success stories.
The month of April also saw the blessing ceremony and the return of remains of the exhumed dead of Prestwich, to the ossuary at the new Prestwich Memorial on St Andrews Square in Green Point. Read more about how this memorial offers locals and visitors alike the opportunity to honour and remember those that came before us.
In past newsletters, we focused on how to safeguard your home against perpetrators. Increasingly, however, it is businesses that are being targeted by criminals in search of large amounts of money. As the GP and OK CIDs consist of a variety of large and small businesses, our team is on high alert to combat and prevent this crime trend from impacting our area. We urge business owners to inform their employees of our availability and commitment to assist at any hour and to please refer to our business safety tips in this month’s Security Update.
On the leisure side of things, Kloof Street is host to the Joy Market Day on Saturday 17 May from 09:00-15:00 on the open square at 55 Kloof Street. Coordinated by the Love Project gift shop, the day promises to be filled with fun, food and entertainment for the whole family, so be sure not to miss this event! We are also giving away some of Cape Town’s best coffee, compliments of Deli 55 – be sure to enter!
In closing, we thank everyone who has shared his or her thoughts and experiences with us in the past. We value your feedback and encourage you to please continue sharing your comments, success stories and concerns.
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Cape Town Central Police Station receive top business award for excellent service delivery
The Cape Town Central Police Station was recently voted the 'Most Effective SA Police Station in the Western Cape' in a national survey-driven contest spearheaded by the national business magazine, Professional Management Review Africa. Cape Town Central Police Station Commissioner, Director Lynette Barnes, received the PMR Africa Silver Arrow award for Western Cape Leaders and Achievers (under the Safety and Security category), on behalf of the station during a well-attended award ceremony held at the Vineyard Hotel, Claremont on Friday 4 April 2008.
GP resident thanks CID team for service excellence
Below is a letter written by a victim of theft, sharing his gratitude after GP CID assisted in retrieving his laptop and belongings
GP and OK CIDs acknowledges hard work
Although we are proud of each one of our team members, the CIDs would like to specifically acknowledge the following security members for their service excellence in the past few months:
Prestwich remains blessed and laid to rest at Prestwich Memorial in Green Point
On Wednesday 23 April, the Prestwich Memorial Project Team, with the assistance of the Interfaith Committee, conducted a moving interfaith blessing ceremony of the recently completed ossuary within the Prestwich Memorial adjacent to St. Andrews Square in Green Point.
The ceremony, which drew a small gathering of interested community members stretching from as far as the Northern and Eastern Cape, involved Christian and Hindu priests, Xhosa chiefs and princesses, traditional leaders and Griqua chiefs.
Family Market Day on Kloof Street
Join in on the fun, food and festivities at the Joy Market Day on 55 Kloof Street, Saturday 17 May from 09:00 - 15:00 with family and friends.
The Love Project gift shop, together with more than 20 local non-profit organisations, will be showcasing their hand-made products, ranging from décor items and gifts to jewellery and clothing. There will be delicious food and drinks on sale, as well as a children's play area and ample entertainment to keep the little ones occupied.
Competition: Delicious Ethiopian coffee to go!
Deli 55 is giving away 20 cups of coffee or cappuccino – enter now!
Simply click here and email your name, surname and cell phone number to us before the end of May, and you could be one of 10 lucky subscribers to each win a voucher for two cups of organic Ethiopian coffee or cappuccino at Deli 55.
Deli 55 is the latest addition to the Kloof Street coffee route and promises visitors delicious handpicked and organic coffees all the way from Ethiopia, as well as a selection of wholesome, gourmet delicacies.