Brendan van der Merwe

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February 2012 News

February, although it is a leap year has come and gone with haste.  Many issues were dealt with during this month by the BCID team.  We restarted the greening competition that has already had a few entries, we began a project to address street naming within the Industrial Area and had to face a lot …

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Greening competition

The Blackheath City Improvement District awards the company who makes the most effort to beautify their verge and factory area with a meal voucher to the value of R1000.00 that is donated in part from the Skilpadvlei Restaurant on the Stellenbosch Road. We are looking for winners again, so please make the effort to “green” …

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Area Cleaning

Verges before and after cleaning

As previously stated we attempted to cleanse every street within the Blackheath CID Area in January and succeeded in doing so.  Please report any specific issues to us for immediate attention from the CID Cleansing team on 021 905 0929 who respond to matters immediately under the stewardship of Jacobus Rossouw. In addition to this …

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Keep Blackheath Clean!

Nicole Avenue before and after cleaning

Illegal Dumping and Littering We appeal to everyone in Blackheath to prevent littering. The BCID team collected 250 refuse bags of litter from the road verges this month of which 90 bags were used for clearing the road verges from weeds and grass and 160 bags for picking up litter along the road side.  This …

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Security Contacts

Don’t forget the BCID emergency number on 086 000 BCID for all Security related emergencies.  Call Law enforcement on 107 from the Landline or 021 596 1999 from a cell phone.  Call the SAPS on 10111! Be secure Crime stats indicate that crime in the area is on the rise since the middle of December …

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Traffic Issues

Speeding remains a big problem in Blackheath and throughout the country as a whole. The BCID is working with the Cape Town Traffic Department to prevent and address speeding within the Blackheath Area.  Regular VCP’s, speed enforcement and joint operations occur within the Blackheath Industrial Area and are co-ordinated between Law Enforcement, the Metro police, …

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Happy Valley Housing Development

Storm water canals being installed next to Wimbled on Road

The project that is currently getting the most attention is the Happy Valley formal housing development on our Western border with Wimbledon Road.  ASLA reports that they are currently on schedule and set to finish the housing development by October 2013. The first step is to move the first phase of the Happy Valley residents …

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Welcome Back!

Welcome to the January version of the Blackheath City Improvement District Newsletter. May I start by wishing you and your family and staff the very best for 2012! This has been a busy start to the New Year as usual for the Blackheath CID team. We started the year with many dumping issues to contend …

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Capetonians urged to conserve electricity as Eskom warns of possible load-shedding.

CITY OF CAPE TOWN STATEMENT BY THE EXECUTIVE MAYOR, ALDERMAN PATRICIA DE LILLE 10 JANUARY 2012 Capetonians urged to conserve electricity as Eskom warns of possible load-shedding Eskom has officially informed the City of Cape Town that, due to its inability to meet the rising high demand for electricity throughout the country, there is the …

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Security Tips for Blackheath CID Members

SAFETY WHILE SHOPPING Secure your belongings When shopping do not leave your bag or valuables (eg Cell phones) unattended. When trying on clothes make sure your belongings are secure Do not leave valuables such as cell phones or lap tops in plain view in your motor vehicle when the vehicle is unattended and/or while driving. …

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