News: April 2021

Dear Residents

Exactly a year ago our reality was hard lockdown. None of us knew we would still be in lockdown today although some “normality” has returned. Then, HCPF was inundated with requests to assist those who could not work and had no food. This community jumped in to collect and distribute food parcels to those in need.

Crime:

Though we did see a slight decrease in criminal activity during the hard lockdown level 5, it started increasing again on level 4. The spike in armed home invasions over six weeks was a time of frustration and disbelief for me personally. Fortunately, no lives were taken, and no resident was harmed physically – except for the emotional trauma left behind by the cowards.

Two-way radio:

The HCPF uses two-way radios to communicate. We are in the process of going digital and closing the analogue signal which will provide a more secure communication channel for our patrollers and members. We do understand the cost implications and have put alternatives in place. One option is load the free Zello app on your cellphone via the Play Store – we will assist to get you on the right channel. This will be linked to our digital radio network when the analogue signal is switched off.

HCC: (Command Centre cnr Ewelme and Henley Drive)

The HCC will be open most Friday evenings 17:00 – 18:00 and Saturday mornings 09:00 – 12:00. Come and  learn more about what we do and where you can fit in. There is a place for all.

How to report an emergency:

Take crucial seconds to observe what you are witnessing.

Make sure you know where you are.

Make sure you are safe. Stay calm!

Call the emergency number 081 813 3912.

Speak clearly. Do not shout!

Give exact details.

Answer questions put to you by the emergency phone operator as accurately as possible.

Follow instructions.

Observe and make notes if you can.

HCPF General enquiries can be sent via SMS ONLY to 076 881 8437

Emergencies only: 081 813 3912                              

HCPF Chairman

Marcel Esterhuysen

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