How can I help?

There are lots of ways to assist – with your time, your expertise, your knowledge, your donations.

Volunteer - there are many ways to get involved

Offer your assistance with secretarial/admin duties, fund raising, marketing, patrol rosters, technical expertise, your 4x4 or any other area where you feel you could be of help - email admin@hbnw.co.za

Volunteer for patrol duties - night or daytime - whenever you are available. Contact your Area Leader or email admin@hbnw.co.za

Volunteer for community projects such as the First Responders, Drugs Action Campaign, the Domestic Violence Group and Victim Support who are all in need of volunteers and equipment. 

Other groups you can join are the Hout Bay Community Police Forum (CPF), Emergency Medical Services (HBVEMS), National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) and Wilderness Search and Rescue (WSAR). These organisations are manned by dedicated volunteers who make a huge contribution to our local community, and many of them are neighbourhood watch members. 

Contribute financially

Contribute financially - Find out more.  Or download a Debit Order Form.

Join the Radio Network or download Ttrumpet to stay informed

Get a HBNW radio, with instant contact with Watchcon, Hout Bay’s own 24-hour emergency control centre. A radio will also make you aware of what’s happening, and where - in case you can help. If you are logged in click here to find out more. Or load Ttrumpet our new communication tool on your mobile phone. By loading the Ttrumpet app onto your mobile phone from the Android Play Store or iPhone App Store participants will be able to receive and contribute information relating to security issues. Find out more >>

Be aware, be vigilant

Programme Watchcon’s number (021 790 9333 and 082 883 6142) into your cell phone (especially in the speed-dial facility) and alert WATCHCON if you are suspicious of anything or anyone who seems to be out of place.

When you drive around the valley, to the shops/beach/schools, be "on patrol". Keep your eyes open and be aware and vigilant.

Report Crimes

Be prepared to lay a charge at the Police Station when suspects are arrested. Often people can’t be bothered and the suspects are released, making the arrests totally pointless.

Report serious crimes to 10111 as well as to Watchcon. SAPS record all calls to 10111 and have to respond immediately. It also serves to place Hout Bay’s crime figures on record, which in turn assists our local SAPS in obtaining more staff and equipment.

Keep your property and pavement clear

Keep your pavements and any adjacent open spaces clear of overgrown bushes and trees etc. These can act as a refuge for criminals and where they can hide their ill-gotten gains.

Be supportive, be nice!

Be nice to volunteers who man roadblocks. They are not out there to spoil your day or make you late for appointments; they are possibly saving your life!

To sum up

Everyone has a contribution to make towards the safety and security of their area, regardless of whether they are members of NW or not. If someone leaves property ‘on show’ or their car or mountain bike unlocked, then this simply attracts a thief who will take what is available and may also possibly target their neighbours.
 
Vigilance, being neighbourly, and taking sensible precautions over your property is something we must all take responsibility for. No matter how seemingly small or insignificant it may appear, we can all ‘do our bit’ to help keep the community safe. Simply by being alert to the possibility of criminal activity and not burying your head in the sand can make all the difference in preventing a crime and from preventing someone else becoming a victim.

Be responsible... be aware... be safe... be involved!!

 

 
 

 
   Site Last Updated:     24 Mar 2017    
    Thank you to all who donate and assist us
We do not charge for membership and there is no expectation that members have to contribute financially. However we need to maintain the systems that keep YOU safe. So we welcome donations from residents and businesses alike. 
For more details on Area Safety Plans and the spending of area specific donations (ring-fenced funds) please contact your Area Leader.
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Bank: Nedbank
Branch: Hout Bay
Branch code: 167 609
Account type: Cheque
Account No: 167 602 9133
Account name: Hout Bay Neighbourhood Watch
 
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EMERGENCY CONTACTS

Watchcon
021 790 9333 or 082 883 6142

SAPS Emergency
10111

SAPS Charge Office/CSC
021 791 9300 or 021 791 8660

Click here for more numbers.

 
Poll
Jan 2017: Are you feeling more positive about living in Hout Bay than you did a year ago?
I don't feel any different, one way or another
Yes - I'm even happier living in Hout Bay than I was a year ago
No - things are worse than they were a year ago
 
 

We're Listening....

Thank you for taking our last pollHere are the results:
What do you rely on to keep informed of crime in Hout Bay?
38.5% - Two or more of these options  
24.3% - I've joined a specific crime WhatsApp group for my area   
12.9% - I check the Daily Crime reports on this website 
11.4% - I check crime posts on Hout Bay Organised (HBO)  
10.0% - I listen to my HBNW radio  
 2.9% - I follow a specific Hout Bay crime page on social media 
 0.0% - I use Zello or OurHood or similar crime Apps 
 
70 responses
 

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