Sea Point safety plan yields results

2019-11-26 06:01
Jacques WeberPHOTO: Nomzamo Yuku

Jacques WeberPHOTO: Nomzamo Yuku

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Increased safety and cleanliness in Sea Point is the result of working together and quick responses by law enforcement agencies in the precinct, the annual general meeting of the Sea Point Community Improvement District (SPCID) has heard.

The meeting on Thursday 14 November was attended by residents, business owners, councillors and police.

According to Jacques Weber, chair for the SPCID, crime has decreased in Sea Point because of the license plate recognition project.

“Without this infrastructure, we would not be as effective in keeping crime out of our area. We currently have one of the biggest camera networks in Cape Town,” says Weber. He says their efforts are bolstered by dedicated security officers and two dedicated law enforcement officers.

Weber says improved security and cleanliness has made Sea Point a “well-loved holiday destination and a popular suburb for living and investing in”.

The suburb however also have challenges, including reckless driving and noise by taxis, homelessness and illegal dumping.

He says SPCID and the City is trying to find long term solutions to these issues.

He said people should donate to registered organisations to curb occurrences such as aggressive begging.

Residents raised concerns about extended liquor trading hours which they blame for noise in the early hours of the morning.

Sea Point police station commander Lieutenant Colonel Helena Mouton, says the SPCID has helped to keep crime at bay in Sea Point.

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