Community patrols curb crime Print E-mail
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Monday, 26 January 2009 23:44
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The Zwavelpoort Residents Association (ZRA) held its first meeting of the year on 10 January to discuss December crime incidents.

According to secretary Petro Anderson, the ZRA’s patrolling efforts between Christmas and the new year paid off as there weren’t many incidents during this time. She attributes this fact to active patrolling of the area, including foot and car patrols at various times of the night.

The main issue addressed at this meeting was to get more people to join the Zwavelpoort patrol groups and the radio network. The radio provides members with immediate access to active Mooiplaats and Zwavelpoort community members who are willing to respond to security situations and veld fires. This kind of reactive response sends out a clear message to criminals that crime will not be tolerated.

During the meeting the issue of trying to close off certain roads in Zwavelpoort and to re-register public servitudes as private servitudes was raised. Leo Middelberg will be looking into the community’s opinion on booming off certain roads in the area.

Feedback was received from Bert de Graaf, who was robbed during December and is working closely with the police. He has found some of his stolen goods in the squatter camp at Plot 10.

The issue of squatter camps in the Bronberg area will be addressed at a public meeting on 24 January at the Lesedi High School in Donkerhoek.

The community is looking for answers to the problems of squatters on plot 45, Pienaarspoort, next to the quarry in Zwavelpoort, near the Boschkop Police station, and squatters on the plots surrounding the Hazeldean development.

For more information about the ZRA, contact Petro Anderson at 083-604-0074.


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