News: May 2020

Dear Residents

Henley Community Police Forum (HCPF) has been busy during the lockdown. It started with a request from a resident in dire need of food support. HCPF started delivering food parcels to around 1 300 people in Henley on Klip. This could not have been done without the help, guidance and generous donations from Lions, Rotary, Synag (Pty) Ltd, the “Soup Souls” and many other donors who opened their hearts and wallets.

By the time you read this the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Midvaal was six and could be more. We have decided to focus back on our core role, that of being the eyes and ears of the SAPS and fighting crime. As more and more people start going back to work so do the criminals. We have seen a spike in the number of incidents reported in the last week of Level 5, and now in the first week of Level 4 lockdown.

Remember to lock all security gates, make sure all burglar bars are secure, that you have ample lighting in your yard and that your alarm system is activated as soon as possible at night. Going into the colder winter months pets sleep inside or in a warm place and are not as alert. Remove all valuables from vehicles not in garages and keep cellphones, laptops, wallets and handbags locked away in your home at night.

Going forward, we as a community need to work together to apply more strict hygienic precautions, follow social distancing rules and stay safe. As people start returning to work to get the economy up and running, we must do our part and stay healthy.

Many thanks to all who have contributed or donated towards the food parcels.

Enquiries and food emergencies can be sent via SMS to 076 881 8437 ONLY!

All other emergencies 081 813 3912.

Stay safe, stay home.

HCPF Chairman

Marcel Esterhuysen