Safety and Security

This portfolio is run by Mike Kokhuis. To contact Mike please use the contact page.

The Safety and Security Portfolio is focused on improving the safety and security in Hout Bay. Current activities include reconciling the 2011 Census statistics to justify the correct manpower of local SAPS based on the number of citizens in the area.

The group is also involved in monitoring the licensing of local sedan and minibus taxis, preparing for the year-end visitors safety gathering for all Hout Bay hospitality owners, assisting with the community-driven car marshal project, and trying to create a work-zone meeting area near the cemetery to eliminate wandering artisans (for example on Valley Rd, Disa Bridge and at the traffic lights).

PROPOSED POLYCLINIC ON THE HOUT BAY COMMONAGE

Introduction

The proposal by the Government of the Western Cape for a large polyclinic on the Hout Bay commonage is inappropriate and does not fit in with the Plan for the commonage, and is of great concern as it will further erode the remaining Open Space and render the Commonage almost completely depleted – the commonage is the only sizable bit of usable Public Open Space remaining in Hout Bay. 

Len's lines

A message from the Chairman of the Hout Bay Residents’ & Ratepayers’ Association.

All is not what it seems in this Idyllic Valley

As I was considering what I would say in this last Hout and About for 2014, I came across this article which I felt I would like to share with you, as it synchronised with my thoughts - it appeared on the back page of The Good Weekend, Sunday Argus 30th November 2014 written by Tim Roston entitled, “The hike from Noordhoek to Chapman’s Peak provides a workout in nature”.