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.

2021 Woodstock Improvement District stats

1 January 2021 – 30 June 2021

  • 5960 public safety incidents recorded
  • 326 shopping trollies recovered
  • 170 wheelie bins recovered
  • We drove 56,181 patrol kilometres with two patrol vehicles
  • Bags of litter picked up and removed – 31,239
  • Cleared illegal dumping sites – 329
  • Public Litter Bins serviced – 263
  • Illegal posters removed – 102
  • Urban defects and service requests logged and attended to – 336
  • Drains cleaned – 123
  • Removed dead animals – 15

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
CCTV camera security

Request for Proposal – Woodstock Improvement District (WID) CCTV Extension Project

The Board of the WID has taken the initiative to extend the CCTV camera network of the WID.  The proposed intervention will focus on supporting the current public safety and urban management activities thereby contributing to securing the area and driving incidents of crime down. The project will focus on…

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road safety

Road safety 101: Stay Egg-xtra safe on the roads this Easter

As we approach the Easter weekend many families are looking forward to much needed time spent bonding over Easter egg hunts and delicious lunches. However, as we all travel to our destinations, the days leading up to Easter weekend see many more motorists driving further in the first rains of…

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How to Give Responsibly

Helping the homeless to build a sustainable future

Mahatma Gandhi famously said, “The true measure of any society can be found in how it treats its most vulnerable members.” As South Africans, we are sometimes desensitised to the poverty that permeates our ordinary lives. We become used to the sight of the radical impact our ever-expanding gap between…

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Side Street Studios

Woodstock Art Guide

February is Cape Town art month with two major programme highlights being the Cape Town Art Fair back on for the first time since 2020 and the IPAF International Public Art Fair taking place across Salt River and Cape Town central. To celebrate Woodstock’s place on the Cape Town art…

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