Welcome to the Woodstock Improvement District (WID)

Woodstock Improvement District provides top-up cleaning and security services to one of Cape Town’s oldest residential and business nodes. If you live or work in Woodstock, you can register suggestions and complaints online through the website. 

Woodstock is a suburb of incredible heritage and we count it as a privilege to be the custodians of this cultural landmark. As much as our primary role is to serve the community in practical ways, we have a heart for the people in this area. Not only those who put back into the suburb through owning properties or businesses but also the people in shelters, along the roadside and those just doing their best to make a living.

Woodstock is vibrant, busy, colourful and full of life – something around every corner. WID is completely committed to ensuring that this remains a place each person can call home in the weeks, months and years to come.

 

Staff and facilities
  • 16 Security officers
  • 24/7 Control room
  • H100 Truck and 2 bakkies
  • 24/7 Bloodhound patrolling
  • Cleansing & solid waste removal
  • 10 Cleaners on the road

Crime and grime
  • 1194 fines written (July 2018 to June 2019)
  • Amounting to R 700 300
  • 334 520 kg of mixed rubble removed

Social improvement
  • 452 homeless in the area
  • 56 people placed in shelters
  • 15 people reunited with family

Membership is open to all the commercial business property owners who are encouraged to apply for membership so that they exercise their rights to influence the business of the CID. Membership cannot be denied and the commercial business property owner is then entitled to attend, participate and vote at the member’s meetings held under the auspices of the Companies Act. 

Should a member be unable to attend they may give another individual their proxy to attend and vote on their behalf. Non-members may attend and participate but cannot vote and as such may thus have limited influence on the CID activities.

 

Latest news from the WID
August blog WID save our furry friends

Save our furry friends!

Milan Kundera, a French writer, once said: “Humanity’s true moral test, its fundamental test… consists of its attitude towards those who are at its mercy – animals.” In recent months there has been an increase in the incidents of animal abuse and cruelty across the board. We have seen and…

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Abigail Abrahams - A hero in our midst

Abigail Abrahams – A hero in our midst

Abigail Abrahams  – a household name at the Woodstock Improvement District  – has long since been an advocate for the underprivileged, the downtrodden and the hopeless. Her work in the community is extraordinary and so we caught up with her for a quick chat to find out a little more.

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WID Winter Warmers

WID Winter Warmers

Winter is officially in full swing and we are anticipating many more cold, dark and damp days ahead. We also know that there are men, women and children suffering on the streets during this time that could greatly benefit from a small act of kindness – so why not keep…

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WID community safety

Safety first – our best tips for staying safe

One of WID’s two main objectives is to provide top-up security services to the Woodstock community. This involves supplementing the services already provided by the City of Cape Town and working cooperatively with the City and private sector to make Woodstock a safer, cleaner and greener environment. While we work…

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