September was a busy month. You may have noticed an increase in the number of displaced people moving onto the Spruit, exacerbated by the fencing of George Lea Park. The HGC met with representatives from neighbouring residents associations, local community policing forums and Old Parks Sports Club to identify the main issues facing our section of the Spruit and chart a way forward to resolve them. We’re looking at ways to co-ordinate efforts and cover costs to tackle the environmental and security concerns to restore the Spruit to a safe, clean greenbelt for all to enjoy. Click here to read some of the main outcomes of this meeting and an update on the George Lea situation here.
The new city council has been in office for more than a month. Read Councillor David Potter's newsletterhere on what issues need attention and what progress has been made. September saw a sudden spike in criminal incidents around our suburb – seven were reported in the first three weeks of the month alone. We’ve analysed video footage from CSS and although we’ve seen a drop in driveway incidents - break-ins, vehicle theft and pilfering are on the rise. This may or may not be linked to the increased number of building projects kicking off in the area and we are working with contractors to ensure that workers are fingerprinted and documented. Read more about the incidents here.
We’re also kicking off with a campaign to increase our contribution rates and you’ll be hearing more about that over the coming months. In the meantime, I urge everyone to chat to your neighbours and encourage them to join the HGC. The more contributors we have, the more we can invest in upgrading our security infrastructure that will ensure a safer suburb. Despite the recent surge in incidents, our low crime statistics remain impressive compared to neighbouring surburbs.
We also look forward to Trick or Treating during our annual Halloween festivities. Look out for more information on our Notice Boards!
|BEAGLE CONTROL ROOM: 011 678 1972 www.beaglewatch.co.za|
|HGC Committee: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com|
|Flying Squad: 10 111|
|Randburg SAPS vehicles: 071 675 7115 / 6|
City: 011 375 5911
ER24: 084 124
Netcare 911: 082 911
|Randburg Police: 011 449 9115 / 9110 / 9117 10111 for an emergency|
|Joburg Metro Police: 011 375 5911|
Joburg call centre:
Includes City Parks and Pikitup See Community Info --> Overview section for a full list of numbers
011 375 5555
|Electricity Issues: http://www.citypower.co.za and click "Fault Reporting" or on mobile http://citypower.mobi|
|Road Issues: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Environmental Contraventions: 011 587 4232 1st point of contact for any issues arising from the Health Act (noise, restaurants, unsanitary backyards etc) email@example.com|
|Pollution: 011 226 8328 WisemanN@joburg.org.za|
|Revenue Queries: 011 375 5555|
|Traffic Signs and Markings: Jurie Swart JRA - Assistant Manager, Traffic Signs and Markings section for Region B firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Region B Contacts and Information: http://hurlingham.alpha.structureit.net/media/48375/Region-B.pdf|
|Building regulations: 011 407 6111|
|Eskom: 086 003 7566|