Demonstration at Johnson & Johnson

Demonstration at Johnson & Johnson

This morning on 11 March, there was a demonstration against the “monetization” of the Covid vaccine held outside the Johnson & Johnson building on the Main Road. The banners and posters indicated a “People’s campaign” with messages such as “no patent profiteering in a pandemic” and “no Covid monopolies”.

Demonstration at Johnson & Johnson – Tokai

Demand for Secure Properties in Tokai

Property for Sale​The demand is growing for homes located within Tokai, which offer residents the peace of mind of living within a guarded perimeter and strict access control.

Right in the hub of bustling Tokai / Dreyersdal border is Zwaanswyk Village which is a gated community, situated off Main Road next to Zwaanswyk High School.

The complex comprises 32 separate title dwellings. The 32 dwellings were constructed in the early 1990’s and consist of both single storey and double storey units, comprising of two and three bedroom arrangements.

For more information about this Tokai property for sale follow the link.

Contact Lisa Rowell on 082 844 0800 or 021 712 5029 for more information.

 

 

Local Agents In the Picture with Kirstenhof Camera

Local Agents In the Picture with Kirstenhof Camera

A-CCTV-security-camera-001The Kirstenhof Crime Watch camera on the corner of Lente and Tokai Roads, has already played an integral part in the arrests of suspects in incidents of crime and to support the expansion drive of the KCW, Chas Everitt has as a committed local business and indeed a commercial resident in the area donated a R3000 shortfall to finance an additional camera.

According to Andre de Villiers of Chas Everitt’s Kirstenhof / Tokai office (opposite the BP Garage on Tokai Road) it is crucial that all local businesses assist to the extent they can in these efforts as criminal activity has reached a point in the area where unless addressed it could affect property values negatively.

The efforts of the dedicated and hard working team at KCW are a credit to the area, and we can also be very pleased to have a responsive local police station where there is an excellent relationship with the community.

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As estate agents active in the Constantiaberg area we have seen many examples where the community has stood together taken back “their streets” and as criminal activity is brought under control prices swing up again. One of the first questions buyers have today about every property is “what is the crime like in this neighbourhood?” It is thus in the interest of every property and business owner to stand together and take the issue of crime very seriously as it impacts substantially and directly on the asset value of property as well as lifestyles of residents.

TNCW Meeting a Success

TNCW Meeting a Success

The Tokai Neighbourhood Crime Watch Public meeting took place on the 24th July 2014.

T’was a dark and stormy night and indeed it seems a lot of people didn’t attend this very important forum for that reason.  Those who braved the weather and did come to support Mike Higgins and his team of doughty crime-watchers were not disappointed.  A riveting talk on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder was given by Brian Rogers, the founder of support group Buddy Care and himself a sufferer.  It opened our eyes to the myriad ways that traumas big and small effect our lives and wellbeing.  Buddy Care is a new organisation looking for sponsors and partners – contact Brian direct if you feel you would like to participate or contribute in any way.  Buddy Care.

Patrollers Needed
Patrollers Needed

This presentation was then followed by an update on crime stats and a very interesting slide presentation showed, among other things, the correlation between the timing of crime incidents and the presence of neighbourhood watch patrollers.  The obvious point being more patrollers are needed.  A reportback on the security cameras was also given – highlighting how effective they have been in number-plate recognition and also as silent witnesses to incidents such as bike-jacking and burglaries.  The investment by Tokai residents is reaping the rewards, but please keep up your contributions to the Tokai Residents Association, as part of the funds raised will go towards the installation of more much-needed cameras.

Next, the patrollers were thanked and acknowledged for their hard work and dedication.  Like one big family they were applauded and rewarded for their ongoing contribution.
If you would like more information on what you can do to help keep crime in Tokai at bay contact the organizers via their website:  Tokai Neighbourhood Crime Watch

 

TNCW PUBLIC MEETING | 24 July 2014

TNCW PUBLIC MEETING | 24 July 2014

communityThe TNCW (Tokai Neighbourhood Crime Watch) will host a public meeting on Thursday 24 July 2014 at the Tokai Community Church, Tokai Road at 07:30pm.

The neighbourhood watch has asked that Tokai residents to bring along friends and neighbours. After the meeting there will be chance to chat over tea or coffee and meet the Tokai Neighbourhood Crime Watch committee.

 

ACT Personal Safety Talk

ACT Personal Safety Talk

The Tokai Neighbourhood Crime Watch has organised the second of the series of the ACT Personal Safety Talk ‘Defend Yourself: Weapon Choices’. Two talks will be hosted this month at two different venues (content of both presentations will be the same) for the convenience for those attending.
The talk will cover questions such as:

  • Defending yourself – the right weapon choice?
  • Why do you need a weapon?
  • What is available?
  • What is right for you?
  • Pros and cons?

Date: 17 June 2014
Venue: Plumstead Prep School, Totnes Road, Plumstead
Time: 19:00

Date: 24 June 2014
Venue: Sweet Valley Primary School, 100 Dreyersdal Road, Bergvliet
Time: 19:00

Both talks are free. Friends and neighbours are welcome to attend the talk. Coffee and tea will be served afterwards and security will be on duty to watch your vehicles.

Tokai community event notice was brought to you by Chas Everitt – Tokai

 

 

Tokai Forest Safety Poll

Tokai Forest Safety Poll

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We are conducting a poll on the Tokai Forest and the issue of safety with the question, “Do you feel safe walking in Tokai Forest?”
There are three options (a) Yes always, (b) yes sometimes and (c) No never and there is also an Other option for comments but this is not counted as a vote.
The final results will be shared on the Tokai Facebook page as well as this website!  This survey will close at the end of the month so please encourage your friends to vote!

Polls sponsored by Chas Everitt  – Tokai houses for sale

Good news on the security-front for Tokai residents

After an alarming spate of crime reports there is at last good news being circulated by the Tokai Neighbourhood Crime Watch….  ERIC THE CONMAN  has been arrested!  Read the Tokai Neighbourhood Crime Watch story here.

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New scam warning for residents of Tokai

The City of Cape Town would like to warn residents that criminals have been posing as City officials in order to rob households in various areas.  Residents are urged to demand that City identify cards are presented before letting anyone into their homes. Read more below:
It has come to our attention that individuals are approaching households claiming that they are from the City of Cape Town’s Water and Sanitation Department and that they need to install shower heads to save water. On some occasions they claim that they are from Eskom and need to install new bulbs or put reflective lights on the gates. The reports we have received indicate that these individuals are criminals who are robbing residents at gunpoint, and not City officials.
The City urges residents to be aware of these scams and ask individuals for their City of Cape Town identity cards before letting them into their homes. In fact, these identify cards should, as a matter of procedure, be clearly visible on the person at all times. This card will display a photo of the official. All City of Cape Town staff are issued with these cards.
If you are in any way unsure, please call the City of Cape Town’s Call Centre on 0860 103 089. For water and sanitation specifically, you can send an e-mail to watertoc@capetown.gov.za or an SMS to 31373; for electricity specifically, send an e-mail to power@capetown.gov.za or an SMS to 31220 to verify the identity of the official.  If you notice any suspicious activity in the community, please report it to the South African Police Services and the City of Cape Town’s Call Centre.
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Reminder: Tokai Neighbourhood Crime Watch Meeting 22 Oct

As per an earlier post, TNCW are hosting a public meeting at the Tokai Community Church on Tuesday 22nd October, commencing 19h30.  The guest speakers are Sandy from the volunteer Trauma Counsellors who operate from the Kirstenhof Police Station and Henry Giddy, Chairman of the LPR User Group who will update on progress of formation of the Cape Town Licence Plate Recognition Group.

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