Community Spring Picnic and Market Day

KirstenhofJoin your community for a fun morning and help raise funds to improve the Kirstenhof Parks. There will be jumping castles, market stalls, a kids corner, food stalls, magic show and lots more. Goodie bags for the first 100 donations over R50 plus spot prizes. Bring your picnic blanket and meet your neighbours!

Date / Time: 5 September 2015 at 09:00
Place: Aandwind Play Park, Cnr Windover and Aandwind

Reward Offered of R5000

Reward Offered of R5000

REWARD FLYERReward Offered of R5000 by Chas Everitt Constantiaberg for the successful prosecution of the person that committed the pellet gun incident!

The cat is probably not the only victim and someone knows who is doing this. If it is not stopped this will also not be the last victim either. The person responsible needs to be identified and get treatment. This is an area with strong sense of community – someone knows who this is!

We appeal to others in the area to pledge support to the reward to boost the amount to make sure the person responsible is identified and prosecuted.

 If you have any information regarding the person/s involved, please email crime@kirstenhof.co.za. 

Kirstenhof Property Snapshot: Last Quarter 2014 vs Last Quarter 2013 – What do the Stats Show?

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A quick review of last quarter sales activity in Kirstenhof 2014 vs 2013 shows that in spite of the dire shortage of sellers, there was triple the number of sales this year. Chas Everitt’s Bruce Haywood brokered 33% of these sales and commented that even though there weren’t enough sales from the same period last year to draw any firm conclusions, there were nevertheless some interesting trends.

Stats show that in 2013 all buyers for the period under review found their properties by searching the web.  This year there’s still a high percentage of ‘web-house-hunting’ with the rest of the buyers being sourced from the more traditional showhouses and as existing clients.

Cash was king last year but friendlier bank managers mean almost exclusively bond-financed purchases this year.

The number of days on market roughly halved this year and together with a gigantic difference in asking vs. actual sale price (an average of -13.5% last year but buyers only managed to negotiate -3.78% off this year!) is further proof that we are firmly entrenched in a seller’s market.  In other words with little stock to choose from, buyers are forced to compete for the same property and snap them up quickly at close to asking price.  This trend, found throughout the Southern Suburbs, has also created a mini-recovery in property values as higher than average selling prices are achieved. (Kirstenhof: R1,457,000 in 2013 vs R1,962,000 in 2014).

The bottom line is if you are even remotely thinking of selling, now is the time to do it.  What is your property worth in today’s market?  Please contact Bruce Haywood  on 021 712 5029 or 082 555 6810 for some trusted advice and a spot-on evaluation.

Kirstenhof Community Police Forum AGM


header-image-mewThe Kirstenhof Community Police Forum will be holding their 2014 AGM  this Thursday 13 November at 19h30 at The Range on Orpen Road, Tokai. This will be a regular AGM with the usual approvals and annual report backs. This year there will also be an election of the Executive Committee for a 5-year term in office.

For more information contact the Kirstenhof Crime Watch

Local Agents In the Picture with Kirstenhof Camera

A-CCTV-security-camera-001The Kirstenhof Crime Watch camera on the corner of Lente and Tokai Roads, has already played an integral part in the arrests of suspects in incidents of crime and to support the expansion drive of the KCW, Chas Everitt has as a committed local business and indeed a commercial resident in the area donated a R3000 shortfall to finance an additional camera.

According to Andre de Villiers of Chas Everitt’s Kirstenhof / Tokai office (opposite the BP Garage on Tokai Road) it is crucial that all local businesses assist to the extent they can in these efforts as criminal activity has reached a point in the area where unless addressed it could affect property values negatively.

The efforts of the dedicated and hard working team at KCW are a credit to the area, and we can also be very pleased to have a responsive local police station where there is an excellent relationship with the community.

As estate agents active in the Constantiaberg area we have seen many examples where the community has stood together taken back “their streets” and as criminal activity is brought under control prices swing up again.  One of the first questions buyers have today about every property is “what is the crime like in this neighbourhood?” It is thus in the interest of every property and business owner to stand together and take the issue of crime very seriously as it impacts substantially and directly on the asset value of property as well as lifestyles of residents.

SAPS School Shoes Project

The SAPS Provincial Office is launching a community outreach programme on Thursday the 16th October 2014 in Zwelentemba, Worcester Cluster.

School Shoes Poster

Lieutenant Colonel June Cillers and Warrent Officer Bartlett were tasked to help the province donate 1000 pairs of black school shoes to underprivileged children in that area (aged 7-8 and 9-11).

Chas Everitt would like to add to his donation and collect 100 pairs of black school shoes from Kistenhof residents who would like to support this worthy cause. Contact Chas Everitt on 021 712 5029 and they will collect the shoes and drop them off at the SAPS in Kirstenhof.

See attached letter from Lieutenant Colonel June Cilliers, Station Commander Kirstenhof SAPS: letter.

Be on the Lookout

thiefKirstenhof residents are to be advised that there is a man going to houses and businesses in Kirstenhof and stealing items when people are caught off guard.
He has a sworn affidavit from Kirstenhof police with their stamp on it, stating he lost his wife, child and home in a fire. He goes under the name of William, 50 years or older, slender build and his eyes are a bit squint.
A case has been opened at the Kirstenhof Police Station. Please keep an eye out for him. He was last seen wearing grey smart pants and a yellow short sleeve checkered shirt.
Please don’t be reassured by a police stamp that all is okay. The police have no record kept of any affidavit, no copy of ID’s either, so there are people using this as their ticket onto your property.

Join the Fun!

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SAPS Kirstenhof proposes to host a Fun Day full of sports and sunshine on Saturday 27 September 2014 at the Cape Academy for Maths and Science situated in Firgrove Way, Constantia which is close to Uitsig Wine Farm.
The purpose of this event is to build a stronger relationship between the greater community that they serve daily and their SAPS members. It is also their way to say thank you to the community for their incredible support over this last year and before we enter the festive season.
The Fun Day starts at 10:30 and involves various activities on the sports fields of the Academy including cricket, soccer, touch rugby and volleyball. Each match will be played over 20 minutes with a half-time period of 5 minutes. Adults and children are encouraged to enter as many sports as possible on arrival.Braai’s and drinks will be provided for all at alow cost. There will also be other food stalls and many other activities will take place.Any profits raised during the course of the day from the sponsored items will be in Aid of crime prevention and crime watchers in the Kirstenhof precinct.

Members at the Kirstenhof police station are looking forward to spending some time with you and meeting your family and neighbours!

Original Source: Bergvliet Kreupelbosch Meadowridge Watch

What is Remote Jamming?

A resident from Kirstenhof has recently reported that her car was remote jammed at Blue Route Mall. Criminals use jamming devices to prevent drivers from locking their vehicles and unknown to the driver the jammers access and steal items from their cars with no signs of forced entry.

remote jamming

Several thefts out of motor vehicles have been reported over the last few months that were parked at various shopping malls in Cape Town South. None of the vehicles sustained any damage, and it has been assumed that thieves are using remote jamming devices.

Below are nine tips to avoid remote jamming: 

  • lockedNever leave items of interest lying in full view on car seats while driving or when leaving your car parked.
  • Park your car in a secure car park where there are lots of other vehicles and ideally, security personnel.
  • Lock your car when driving and when leaving it parked. When using a remote, physically double-check that your car has in fact been successfully locked.
  • Empty your car at the end of each day to avoid it becoming cluttered with items that you don’t want stolen.
  • Never leave house keys, your GPS or important papers in your car.
  • Don’t leave the car’s registration papers in it.
  • Install an alarm system in your car.
  • Install window safety film.
  • Ensure that you have adequate insurance cover on portable possessions you carry with you on a regular basis.