On 2nd October 2015 at 05:00 the Muizenberg Improvement District (MID) initiated a planned operation with Metrorail, supported by Muizenberg SAPS, Law Enforcement, PRASA and the Muizenberg Community Safety Initiative (MCSI) due to concerns around safety and security inside and around the railway reserve between False Bay and Muizenberg stations.

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In attendance we had:

  • 2 MID Patrollers & Securitas Operations Manager
  • 3 Metrorail/PRASA Officers
  • 1 SAPS Captain & Officer
  • 1 Law Enforcement Inspector
  • 2 Members from the Muizenberg Community Safety Initiative

One person was found on the railway line and the team also engaged with the people living under the railway bridge in Atlantic Road. Concern for theirs and motorists safety were highlighted and the individuals were asked to please move away from under the bridge. They complied.

Various maintenance and high risks spots were identified and we thank Metrorail/PRASA for their enthusiasm in working with us to ensure a safer and more secure railway reserve in Muizenberg.

This Joint Operation is part of MID’s strategic plan for public safety and security. We thank ALL stakeholders for their support and commitment to collaborating on key concerns impacting on public safety and security in the MID area.

Issued by Chevone Petersen, Manager, MID

 

About MID:

The Muizenberg Improvement District [MID] is a geographic area where property owners have contracted to pay a levy to facilitate a joint effort by the City of Cape Town and the local community to ensure more effective management of public areas and to promote business confidence.

The MID supplements normal municipal services provided by the City, using its funds to deal with crime and grime, enhance the environment and address social issues like vagrancy and finding workable solutions for the homeless. The Muizenberg Improvement District is a legal entity established under the City’s Special Rating Areas by-law and also governed by the South African Companies Act 2008. Website: https://www.mid.org.za

Enquiries: Chevone Petersen manager@mid.org.za

Phone: 021 788 1196 or  082 463 1525