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Wierda 2 Community Forum Together we help each other Wierda 2 Gemeenskaps Forum Saam help ons mekaar. Wierda 2 Community Forum / Gemeenskaps Forum . Goal s. Prevention of crime. Visibility – Crime prevention to be done so community feels safe & criminals unsafe.

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prevention of crime
Prevention of crime
  • Visibility – Crime prevention to be done so community feels safe & criminals unsafe.
  • Pro-active – Prevent crime before it happens
  • Community relationships
    • Own area (WP2)
    • Surrounding areas – Expand crime free area
    • Involvement – Community to be more involved than simply joining. Lots of talented people in community to help us. NOT BEING DONE
    • Businesses – Involve with possible funding
become self sufficient
Become self sufficient
  • Own identity – Forum to develop own identity
  • Control room – In view with problems being experienced with SAPS, makes contact for & with community more important
  • Marketing – To be successfully marketed to the community and general public
police other crime prevention institutions
Police & other crime prevention institutions
  • Build and retain trust relationships
    • Had an excellent relationship with SAPS
    • New station commander and staff
    • Need to again build up the trust we had
    • Keep contact with other institutions by way of members or directly
  • Involvement with the C P F
    • Regularly attend meetings
    • Obtain feedback & ideas
membership driven
Membership driven
  • Aim is to obtain at least 80% membership of households in own community –
    • Higher membership will improve income potential resulting in better service. More members also possible to keep membership lower.
local governments
Local governments
  • Become involved with committee members of Ward 70 of which we form part:
    • Rooihuiskraal-Noord, Wierdapark, Raslouw, Sunderland Ridge, Ersamia, Eldoraigne & Brakfontein
  • Build and maintain a relationship with them.
  • To be accepted as a credible and important role player
business plan
Business Plan
  • A Business Plan was drawn up which came into effect January 2005


  • Projects to be used to drive actions (Discussed in more details later)
  • Cash Flow
    • Income
      • Membership and sponsorships (225 members)
      • Members not making regular monthly payments
      • Invoices not sent out monthly to cut costs.
      • Some members need to be reminded. Why?
    • Expenses
      • Copwatch is the main expense
feedback to community
Feedback to community
  • Monthly to members
    • Members invited to our monthly meetings.
    • Info is given out regularly via e-mail.
    • SMS messages also sent to those members who have provided cell numbers.
  • 6 monthly to larger W2 community
    • This was not always possible due to staffing
    • This is now being undertaken
company organisation
Company (Organisation)
  • Section 21 Company
  • Management Team
    • Lost 2 x chairman
    • Current team:
      • Chairman Vacant
      • Secretary Chrizel Strauss
      • Finance Danie Beetge
      • Logistics Theo Fourie
      • Communication Vacant
      • Procurement Pieter Strydom & Johan Stadler
      • Website Alan Holm
marketing and membership
Marketing and membership
  • Exclusive service to members (against non-members)
  • Value to be added (with possible add-on products)
  • Involve current members in recruiting of non-members
current project
Current Project
  • Copwatch contracted to provide (on monthly basis):
    • Daily patrolling service to members
      • Consists of
        • 1 x Patrol car during day
        • 2 x Patrol officers (on bicycles) during night
    • Current charge = R13 100 p.m.
    • Current income = 225 x R50 = R11 250
current project cntd
Current Project (cntd)
  • The service provided by the Forum is NOT that of a security firm.
  • Several members feel we should act in this capacity
  • Crime is the lowest in the community compared to surrounding areas.
  • Difficult to obtain stats ex SAPS.
  • People are involved. Reporting if they see something suspicious.
possible projects identified
Possible Projects Identified
  • Giving attention to the job seekers on Theuns van Niekerk
  • Installing control/tag points for security guards to touch. Keep control of patrol area.
  • Setting up a control room to attend to possible problems, queries ex members. Be a more visible extension of Forum
  • Possibly installing surveillance cameras at all important entrances/exits to our area (Refer to Gavin & Lesley)
possible projects cntd
Possible Projects (cntd)
  • Involve domestic workers in our process
  • Signage to identify our area
  • Join e-Blockwatch
what of the future
What of the future
  • Where do we go from here?
    • Do we keep on with the service?
    • Do we expand the service?
    • Do we increase membership? R50 p.m. was originally decided based on the large majority of people who attended inaugeral meetings. Membership
    • Will people of community join us as committee members? We all have own jobs and do this voluntarily in our own time.