ELISA - EASTLAKE ISLAND SECURITY ASSOCIATION.|
The security system that we have on Eastlake Island ELISA has been a success. Since it's inception a couple of years ago we have dramatically, if not completely, reduced the crime rate in our area. While we acknowledge that our streets are open to the public, ELISA has reduced if not completely eliminated, the number of casual passers by, possibly on the lookout for the opportunity to commit crime.
There has since been almost zero house break-ins, car theft, or property theft. For example flower pots, canoes, trailers, piles of building bricks and even plants(!) that have been left outside houses are less likely to disappear now. We are able to put out rubbish bins without having them ransacked.
Residents can now walk around the island without fear of being apprehended by people looking for jobs or handouts. And, one is able to garden on the roadside without having to look over one's shoulder all the time. Children are able to cycle and play, and runners and dog walkers alike are safer than before. People in need are directed to The Link in Capricorn where they will be given assistance if appropriate.
Our success in forming ELISA has been a double edged sword!! New residents moving into the area, (and some old established ones) enjoy this security and take it for granted, not having been aware of the level of crime in the past.
Our MAIN problem is that only 70 % of residents are contributing ( and 100% are benefiting). We need to have 100% buy in if we are to keep up with the increases passed on to us by the service provider.
MEMBERSHIP IS ONLY R150 A MONTH. A SMALL PRICE TO PAY FOR SAFTEY & PIECE OF MIND.
All of us on the committee give our time freely and are happy to know that we have made a safer environment for all residents. We hope you, who are not yet members, will consider joining ELISA and help us to keep our very beautiful neighbourhood safe for all who live here.
Peter Kruyt (Treasurer)
021 788 5886 or 082 451 0516 or Kruyt@telkomsa.net
Cheq Acc No 072047518
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