Dear SafeWaterkloof Member
SAFEWATERKLOOF APPLICATION MAKING GOOD PROGRESS
The following is an update from our December 2019 newsletter. Our application has successfully passed through the various departments at City of Tshwane (CoT) and they have unanimously recommended and supported the scheme to the Spatial Land Development Tribunal (SLDT). The Waterkloof Homeowners committee has written numerous letters to the authorities and Executive Mayor regarding the application being placed on the SLDT agenda. We have been informed the necessary submissions have been completed for the application to be reviewed at the end of February 2020. We will however only be in a position to confirm later this month if the application is indeed on the agenda, and will communicate this to you in the following newsletter.
Once approved by the SLDT, there is a period for public participation of 40 days and thereafter the scheme will most likely proceed to a Special Tribunal (should public objections be received, which cannot be mitigated) with final approval expected in June 2020. In the interim, members of the community have started a community patrolling initiative in conjunction with the Community Policing Forum, which will hopefully curb the alarming number of crimes which plague Waterkloof and Waterkloof Ridge.
We are confident the security initiative will be approved by the SLDT, it is also fully supported by City of Tshwane as well as both ward councillors.
Awesome News – We have started Waterkloof Community Patrols in the Waterkloof area to fight crime – thank you Cobus. This is a great joint initiative between CPF Sector 2 and Waterkloof. The community patrolling initiative will assist in alleviating the problems we face during the interim (before monitored access), however for this scheme to be effective, we require volunteers to participate by way of patrolling streets, etc. While patrolling during evenings and at night are particularly important, patrolling during the day would also be a valuable contribution given the number of crimes committed during the day. Should you be in a position to assist with this worthy interim initiative, please make contact with us per e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or:
In order to participate:
a. Simply register here on the website www.safewaterkloof.co.za/patrols/
b. SafeWaterkloof will verify your information an email and link to the group giving you access to the booking system (Google Sheet) here to start booking your time slots.
We’ve divided the Waterkloof suburb into 6 areas as per SafeWaterkloof see map below:
In the next newsletter we hope to have feedback of the submission to the SLDT, and commencement of the public participation process. We are nearing the end of a long and arduous process, but the end is in sight. Until then take care and be vigilant.
If you have any queries, please contact us.
A Subcommittee of the Waterkloof Homeowners Association