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Plenty of Action and Activity in ERCID

Not only are the regular and customary matters for which the respective teams of the ERCID are responsible, attended to and taken care of in Elsies River, but there are also heart-warming cases of people going the extra mile and beyond the call of duty. 

Following are some of the issues that have in the last weeks been addressed: 

Illegal dumping: 

At least 16 cases of illegal dumping were discovered and dealt with by the ERCID during the past weeks. In all these cases, the ERCID Cleaning and Maintenance Team cleared and remove the dumped matter as soon as possible. The ERCID management asks all businesses and property owners to please act responsibly and to not dump refuse on the streets of our Improvement District.  Illegal Dumping carries a very heavy fine and if caught the ERCID will act decisively. We also ask that if anyone witnesses illegal dumping to immediately report the details of the dumping and persons/vehicles responsible to our 24 hour control room at 086 15 15 800.

The following list includes these respective incidents: 

  • In front of A.K Wholesalers, corner of 6th Avenue and Halt Road. More incidents of illegal dumping occurred in the area.  
  • In front of Speedy, corner of 19th Street and Epping Avenue. Public Safety Officers discovered illegal dumping at the bus terminus.  
  • In front of no. 49 Consani Avenue. 
  • Corner of Epping Avenue and 20th Street.  
  • Corner of Epping Avenue and 19th Street. 
  • At the terminus, 1st Avenue and 20th Street respectively. More incidents of illegal dumping occurred in the area.  
  • In front of A.K Wholesalers, corner of 6th Avenue and Halt Road. More incidents of illegal dumping occurred in the area. 
  • At the Green garage, corner of 20th Street and Epping Avenue. 
  • In front of MTD House, no. 6, 11th Street. 
  • Public Safety Officers discovered illegal dumping at 6th Avenue and 14th Street respectively. 
  • At 14th Street and at the corner of 20th Street and Epping Avenue respectively. 
  • At the corner of 20th Street and Epping Avenue. 
  • At the corner of 19th Street, 16th Street and Epping Avenue. 
  • At the corner of 19th Street and Epping Avenue. 

Fire at 19th Street 

Our vigilant CCTV camera operators spotted a fire on 19th Street at the corner of Epping Avenue in Elsies River. The business premises that were affected, were Abil Services, Recycle Company, Speedy Services and the petroleum garage. The fire started at the recycling premises and spread to the adjacent building.

The ERCID Public Safety Officer, Forensics, SAPS and The City of Cape Town Building Inspector was on-scene.  The fire brigade swiftly completed the operation at the site.  

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Stolen vehicle recovered 

The ERCID Public Safety patrols located a vehicle that had been stolen in Bellville and was found in Consani Road next to the scrap yard. Elsies River Police were on the scene and the owner confirmed the tracker showed that the vehicle had come into Elsie River around 03h00. It was also not the first time his car had got hijacked. 

Two suspects caught after robbing a female: Corner 7th Avenue and 11th Street 

While on patrol our ERCID Public Safety Officers apprehended two suspects who robbed an unknown female on the Corner of 7th Avenue and 11th Street Elsie River. With the assistance of our CCTV camera network two males and a female were spotted in 12th Street. The one male was walking with his arm around the female’s waist on the Corner on 12th Street and 7th Avenue while the other male was a distance behind them. They two males then suddenly robbed  the lady of her belongings.  The ERCID response vehicles were informed and proceeded to the scene. The Public Safety officers confirmed that when the two suspects saw them, they threw the unknown female’s wallet into the yard of one of the businesses but the  two suspects were apprehended on the Corner of 8th Avenue and 12th Street.  The police arrived shortly after, and two suspects were apprehended. 

Cleaning 

ERCID Cleaning and Maintenance Team was deployed for the following respective purposes: 

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  • to clear and remove illegal dumping at the canal, Coleman Street; 
  • to cut grass at the 16th Street canal. They managed to pick litter at Consani Avenue;  
  • to pick litter and sweep curbs in the area; 
  • to de-weed and maintain the Coleman Street garden. They managed to pick litter, sweep curbs and remove illegal dumping in the area; 

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Urban management

Our Social Work Team in partnership with NGO MES was contracted to clean the 16th Street canal (12th Street up to Coleman Street). 

City of Cape Town’s Roads and Storm Water Department performed the following actions: 

  • replaced a missing fire hydrant cover at the corner of 7th Avenue and 12th Street. 
  • repaired a burst water pipe at the corner of 8th Avenue and 19th Street. 
  • replaced an underground water pipe at Coleman Street 
  • repaired of a burst water pipe in front of Central park, no 165 Epping Avenue. 

City of Cape Town’s Electricity Department repaired the following: 

  • Streetlights at Consani Avenue. 
  • A broken lamp of a streetlight at the corner of 6th Avenue and 23rd Street

S.M Construction was contracted by the City of Cape Town reinstate the road surface at 19th Street. 

The City of Cape Town’s contractors repaired the following: 

  • roadway at the corner of 11th Street and Epping Avenue. 
  • the pavement in front of PescaTech, 6th Avenue.