Wynberg residents and police are concerned about the branch of Hollywood Bets that opened a few months ago on the corner of Main and Langley Road.
The betting shop seems to attract unsavoury characters into the Wynberg residential area. Both residents and police have seen or experienced drug deals going down just outside the shop. Recently there was an armed robbery at Hollywood Bets, which turned out to be an inside job.
According to Ward 62 councillor Liz Brunette the notice that the shop was planning to open, appeared in newspapers for only one day, on 4 December 2015.
As a result it was missed by most people, and the one person we are aware of who did see it and objected was overruled.
Its licence is valid for a year.