ESTATE AGENCIES KEEP NEIGHBOURHOODS SMART
What really makes a neighbourhood a place to call home is the people and the way they gather as communities to look after the place where they spend their days. It’s that sense of pride backed by action. That’s the aim of the SFB (Sea Point, Fresnaye and Bantry Bay) Crime & Grime initiative.
Now SFB Ratepayers Association in conjunction with corporate sponsors Pam Golding Properties and Dogon Group, and support sponsors Century21, Durr Estates, REMAX, Seeff, Sothebys, and REBOSA, are taking the steps to keep the areas safer and cleaner.
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WHAT IS RESPONSIBLE GIVING?
Give in a way that makes a positive difference. By giving to one of the many NGOs that help street people, who are working towards getting their lives back on track. These NGOs are the most effective way to get help to those who want and need it most. Some of the avenues are: Shelters for dry foods, clothing, used household goods, working appliances and of course cash donations. They also welcome those who want to donate their Time. Anything you no longer have use for might be just the thing someone is looking for to rebuild their lives.
Homelessness and vagrancy
Dear Ratepayers & Residents,
Homelessness and vagrancy is one of the major challenges facing all of us in our neighbourhoods, city and country.
Every day we pass people who live on the streets and many of us want to help. It is important to acknowledge that not all homeless fall into the same category. Some are down and out and want desperately to get back on their feet whilst for others life on the streets is something they don’t want to escape from; there are also those involved in criminal activity. When we give handouts, though our intentions are good, we are often aiding them to stay on the streets.
WHAT CAN YOU DO FOR YOUR COMMUNITY?
SFB paid tribute to the remarkable Grace and Archie Pick, stalwart members of the Association for 34 years.
Grace and Archie have seen many changes and transitions; in the community, in ward boundaries, in government and in Ward Councillors. In that regard, it was a tribute to the esteem in which they are held that our new Ward Councillor,Cllr. Shayne Ramsay, and her predecessor Jacques Weber were there, a greeting was read from Beverley Schafer and JP Smith also came by.
CRIME & GRIME OVERVIEW AND UPDATE
SAPS cannot cope and the recently released stats prove it ……..
SFB CRIME & GRIME UPDATE
Just over a year ago, in response to a noticeable increase of crime and grime in the neighbourhood, SFB undertook to replicate Mouille Point’s successful security and cleaning project in Sea Point. In August 2015 The Sea Point Fresnaye Bantry Bay Ratepayers & Residents Association (SFB) launched and is currently rolling out this very same project in Sea Point. With SAPS resources under increasing pressure and an ever increasing influx of people to the area the need was obvious.
Phase I tackles Beach Rd from Three Anchor Bay to Saunders, including the Promenade. The area is split into three Zones each with its own security officer who patrols 24/7 on a Segway (mobile unit).
CRIME & GRIME INITIATIVE GOES LIVE
28th July 2015
Local ratepayers and residents association roll out eagerly awaited Phase 1
Cape Town, July 2015 An exciting Crime & Grime initiative, developed by the Sea Point, Fresnaye and Bantry Bay Ratepayers and Residents Association (SFB), launches on 3 August 2015. Developed in response to increased criminal activity and cleanliness issues in the area, the initiative aims to provide a safe and clean area for visitors as well as those residing in the various neighbourhoods.
The Mouille Point Success Story
The inspiration for the Crime & Grime initiative came from the continued efforts of ward councillor Jacques Weber and the success of sister area Mouille Point. SFB Vice-Chair and Safety and Cleansing project manager Marco van Embden has first-hand experience implementing and managing initiatives such as this through his role as chair of the Mouille Point Ratepayers Association. Mouille Point’s project serves as a model for how a community can take safety into their own hands. The results of the project have been many-fold including a large and consistent reduction of crime, fast response to reported incidents and the increased use and enjoyment of public spaces by residents and visitors alike. The increase of property values has escalated in the neighbourhood.
About Sea Point Fresnaye & Bantry Bay Ratepayers & Residents Association
The Sea Point Fresnaye and Bantry Bay Residents and Ratepayers Association, or SFB, as we prefer to be known, is for all residents and ratepayers in these suburbs.
We all have a role to play in enhancing and developing our communities. This website aims to make it easier to do so, to connect you to service providers and to solutions and to empower you to take action.
The aim is to engage with the relevant authorities, to make the most of the services they provide and to ensure that residents have a say in the decisions which affect them. Whether it's engaging with Council or other service providers such as SAPS and Law Enforcement, or engaging with each other, a community which interacts is a cohesive force for community good.