PNRA: A VALUE-ADDED INTEGRATED APPROACH
The PNRA has a
VALUE-ADDED, INTEGRATED APPROACH TO SECURITY IN PARKTOWN NORTH:
The PNRA's activities include:
Dedicated PNRA administrator
Active co-ordination with Parkview SAPS
PNRA services which provide an integrated anti-crime focus in Parktown North,
+ Graffiti Abatement Programme
+ Protecting the Integrity of Power Supply by, for example:
* Urgently attending to power problems
* Lobbying for ageing infrastructure to be replaced (such as the new mini-
sub-station on 11th Ave & new MV cabling installed down
7th Avenue - both projects initiated with City Power by the PNRA.)
* Inspecting, with the assistance of 24/7 and in cooperation with City Power,
all Parktown North sub-stations and transformers to ensure that no damage
is caused by displaced people living in, behind or on the facilities.
+ Cleaning Operations by our Community-in-Action Squad to prevent the area from
becoming a magnet for crime, including:
* Cleaning the car park
* Cleaning the traffic islands
* Ensuring PIKITUP does its job, intervening when necessary (remember the
+ Supporting SAPS' inspections of building sites undertaken at SAPS' discretion.
+ Pro-actively organising anti-crime operations in Parktown North.
The PNRA partners with SAPS, the JMPD, 24/7 and Joburg Municipal
agencies to conduct regular anti-crime operations. These are conducted at different times of the day and year, with focus on hotspots that are identified
through crime analysis.
+ Project Fresh Start where the PNRA helps to address the issue of those "sleeping
rough" in Parktown North by working with the relevant agencies, including the City's
Displaced Persons Units and the PNRA's Worship Forum.
+ Community Communications, including:
* Meeting SAPS weekly
* Meeting CPF monthly
* Meeting CSF monthly
* Issuing QUALITY weekly crime updates and
MEANINGFUL crime intelligence warnings
Successful Residents’ Associations (RA), and more particularly those with their own well-run security schemes, contribute greatly to the amenity of the neighbourhood.
More and more, home buyers are attracted to an area such as Parkview where there is an active RA which runs an effective security scheme.
We expect that this, too, will increase the desirability of homes in Parktown North.
- Glynis van Zuydam, Jawitz Properties
The SafeParkview scheme of the Parkview Residents' Association has turned Parkview from a suburb into a highly sought after village.
Hopefully, the Parktown North Residents' Association can do the same for Parktown North.
- Theodore Brickhill, Sotheby's