Christmas Crime Shopping

People who know me know that I don’t talk a lot; I tend to get up and do – it’s just who I am. So, for me, writing a second letter so soon is really something.

In less than 6 weeks the pilgrimage will have started. Gauteng suburbs will empty as holidaymakers leave for the coast, or wherever they go to relax. Henley will be no different.

With the season, come the criminals who prey on others.

Here are a couple of tips to keep in mind as you plan your trip away.

At Home:

Make sure your security system is working and ask a neighbour to check your property every couple of days. It’s always a good idea to give a neighbour or friend keys as weather could knock out circuit breakers which need to be reset. Also ask them to clear your post box regularly. Give house or dog-sitters all the relevant emergency numbers, such as HCPF and SAPS. Tell your security company that you will be away and give them contact numbers.

Your Vehicle:

Make sure your vehicle is safe and roadworthy. Check oil level and tyre pressures, including the spare wheel. Remember to rest frequently; most accidents take place within 50km of your destination. You are on holiday and it starts when you leave, so take it easy.

At your destination:

Criminals never stop looking for a chance to take what doesn’t belong to them. They wait for you to let your guard down. Lock your valuables away and enjoy your rest; you deserve it.

Community Safety and Security Meeting:

Every month we have a meeting where we discuss relevant crime stats in our village. Recently we started to talk about home safety and security as well. Come and meet us. Remember, in numbers we can be strong.

Our next meeting will be at O’Connor Hall, Tuesday, November 12 at 19:00.

Contact Information:

Drop us an e- mail for membership form

Emergency number HCPF 081 81 33 912

SAPS 10111

Namola Safety App – download free for emergency help nationwide.


HCPF Chairman
Marcel Esterhuysen
083 708 4703


News: August 2021

In the last two months crime has been relatively quiet in our village.

Members of the HCPF show off the beanies knitted for patrollers by Drienie Naude (right)

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Exactly a year ago our reality was hard lockdown.

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