Village Talk - 8 June 2016
Please be advised that two high school girls were accosted near the High School this past month. Please be aware and brief your children on how to stay safe if they do have to walk home. Advise children to always walk in groups and try not to be distracted by playing on their cell phones. They must be alert and aware of what is going on around them. It is also a good idea to also give your children mace to carry in their bags.
Opportunistic crime and intruders
There have been many reports of opportunistic intruders (and recently some serious incidents in Hilton involving armed intruders who are smashing windows to gain entry into houses). Please be aware, alert and report incidents immediately to KSS on 033 3305911. Please also don’t leave items in view of the road, keep garage doors closed during the day and set your alarms when you are not at home. Please also report your crimes to SAPS.
Remember to clear the overgrown foliage in and around your property. Foliage makes good hiding places for criminals who can go unobserved by residents. Please also speak to your neighbours regarding this issue, as their overgrown foliage can adversely affect you as well.
KSS have a supply of pepper spray at their offices. The 60ml sprays are R90 and the smaller 45ml sprays are R80. If you would like to purchase pepper spray, then please pop into our KSS offices at 2 Greenfields Place, Merrivale.
Watch this space – KSS Domestic safety and self-defence courses
During the latter part of July, KSS will be running safety awareness and self-defence courses in Howick for the public. The one course will be aimed directly at Domestic Workers, specifically on how to be safety and security conscious in their working environment, as well as when they are walking and travelling to and from work. The second course will be directed at anyone wanting to learn about basic self-defence. KSS have engaged with an expert in both fields and feel that these courses will have huge value for the community at large. Details will follow in due course.