NEWSLETTER - September 2021
Issue 26 - 2021

1. Safety & Security

There was a decrease in crime in the area with “0” incidents reported for June and July 2021, and then an increase in August 2021 with four incidents reported of which one case was reported to SAPS.

Please see the following crime statistics attached for Triangle Farm:

> Annexure A: SAPS Crime Report Jan – Aug 2021
> Annexure B: SAPS Crime Reports 2009 – 2020
> Annexure C: Security Services Report Jan – Aug 2021

 

Crime has reduced with more than half since the inception of the TICID (2008) with 97 cases reported to SAPS in 2009 and 100 in 2010, to 29 cases reported in 2020.

Currently there are two vehicles patrolling on day shift and two in the night from Monday to Sunday. Please report any suspicious persons or vehicles to the Byers Security Patrol vehicles on 062 641 5281 or 060 555 1416. Alternatively, you can contact the Byers Control Room on 0860 18 16 18.

Please remember to write down the registration number of any suspicious looking vehicles. Take note of strangers who appear to be loitering or watching your premises. Make sure your premises are secure and that there is effective lighting and your alarm system is in good working order. Do not contribute to crime by being negligent.

 

CCTV Cameras

The TICID has a total of 11 cameras in the area including two LPR (Licence Plate Recognition) cameras at both entrances of Brug and Electron Street and the CID will be expanding the CCTV network shortly.

The CID has had huge success where footage is handed over to SAPS.

Even if the criminals manage to escape, they can possibly be identified after the fact through captured images.

 

CID Trailer

The CID trailer that was sponsored by the Department of Community Safety, (DOCS) together with a security officer is deployed daily from Mon – Fri at the Uranium Street gate that leads to the public open space.

All people entering the area are monitored daily.

 

Bush clearing

Due to the robberies and makeshift structures that were popping up and the high fire risk on the public open space adjacent to Triangle Farm, the CID completed the bush clearing in June 2021.

 

Before

   
Makeshift structures on POS

   
After

This public open space is a high crime area. Please warn your employees, especially women, not to walk alone but rather in a group.

2. Maintenance and Cleansing

The service of two cleaners were contracted by the TICID through a garden service, as a top-up service to the City of Cape Town. The two cleaners conduct duties from Monday to Friday, 08h00 – 17h00 within the TICIDs geographical area.

Their duties include the sweeping of streets, removing weeds, picking up litter and cleaning the verges of sand and debris which could land up in the stormwater drainage.

The TICIDs cleaners collected 1 767 bags of litter in the 2020/21 financial year.
This is a vast amount of waste and if left unattended the area would quickly degenerate to an unmanaged area.

 

Garden service
Cleaners

The garden service contract includes the cutting of grass once a month on the public open space at the entrance of Triangle Farm, including the greenbelt strip that runs through the middle of the area, (proposed Tienie Meyer extension), and sections of grass throughout the whole area between businesses and the pruning of trees on public space.

They are also contracted to maintain 7 sections of landscaping that was done by the TICID.

3. Landscaping

Landscaping was completed on the corner of Brug and Proton Street in February 2021 to uplift and beautify the area.

Landscaping was also completed in August 2021 in Brug Street.

4. Public lighting

Due to insufficient lighting at the entrance of Electron Street/Peter Barlow Road and a section of Electron Street, the TICID submitted a request to the Public Lighting Development for the installation of lamp poles.

This was completed in February 2021.

5. Bush clearing - Metrorail reserve (Uranium Str.)

The TICID submitted a request to Metrorail for the bush clearing along their railway reserve which posed as a high fire risk and a potential hiding place for criminals. This was completed in March 2021.

Before
After

6. Social Project

The TICID embarked on a recycling project in 2012 with the assistance of the business associates in the area to assist a neighbouring school in Bellville-South, Winsley Primary School.

All the funds generated from the recycling project are used to assist and for upliftment projects at the school. Businesses have also assisted by donating books for the school library, sponsoring of jackets, repairs at the school, etc.

The school requested sanitizing bleach after 2 children tested positive for Covid.
50 x 5L Sanitizing bleach were purchased and handed over to the school in April 2021.

The CID would like to thank all the businesses that assisted with this project and would like to encourage everyone in the area to please assist with this worthy cause instead of throwing away your recycling material.

This will also reduce waste to our overloaded landfill sites.

7. Parking

The CID would like to make an urgent appeal to businesses to please refrain from parking and working on trucks on the verge of the road on Council property.

These trucks are not only causing obstruction but are illegally parked on a pavement with no place for pedestrians to walk.

Trucks are constantly parking across the parallel parking for motor vehicles and on the Bus Stop in Brug Street and causing
damage to the City of Cape Town’s infrastructure
.

 

 

 

Trucks illegally parked on parallel parking and Bus Stop in Brug Street

Parking has been made available for all trucks and vehicles to park on the public open space between Thermo and Micro Street free of charge at their own risk.

8. Membership

Membership is open to all property owners who are encouraged to apply for membership so that they exercise their rights to influence the business of the CID.

Membership cannot be denied, and the property owner is then entitled to attend, participate, and vote at the members meeting held under the auspices of the Companies Act.

Should a member be unable to attend they may give another individual their proxy to attend on their behalf. Non-members may attend but cannot vote and as such may thus have limited influence on the CID activities. Please find the Membership Application form on the CID’s website.

9. CID AGM

The Triangle Industrial CID’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on the 25 November 2021. Limited seats will be available due to Covid.

Unfortunately, there will be no competition this year for the best garden, neatest building, and most improved building, but the CID would like to encourage all property and business owners to please continue to maintain their buildings and street frontages.


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