City cops busy in cleanups

2017-05-30 06:01

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Law Enforcement officials continue to help clean up the streets of the subcouncil 12 area through joint operations, fines and other enforcement action.

In the first three months of this year, they issued more than 1000 traffic fines to the value of R894 500. These were issued for unlicenced cars, causing an obstruction while parking and parking on a sidewalk, in a loading zone or in a disabled bay.

This was revealed to subcouncil members earlier this month in their quarterly report. The subcouncil consists of Portlands, Rocklands, Beacon Valley, Eastridge, Tafelsig and Westridge.

Officials also made three arrests – two for riotous behaviour and one for drug possession. A total of 549 fines to the value of R617 500 were issued for bylaw infringements. These included unlicenced drivers, alcohol on the beach, sexual acts in public and informal trading.

Officers also participated in 16 operations in the subcouncil area.

In their first operation of the year, in January, they focused on a cleanup and 14 illegal makeshift structures were demolished.

A few days later they demolished another 32 illegal structures. The next day two vehicles were confiscated and two fines were issued for illegal dumping.

During February officers participated in seven operations. More than 100 fines were issued, 19 structures removed and three vehicles impounded.

Officers also participated in five operations during March resulting in two trucks being impounded, 29 illegal structures demolished and several other fines issued.

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