Friday events to ward off criminals

2017-05-30 06:00
The third Take Back the Town Friday event took place recently.

The third Take Back the Town Friday event took place recently.

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Fish Hoek residents took to the streets for the third Take Back the Town Friday event recently.

Police, Law Enforcement officers and neighbourhood watch members, as well as ward councillors, carried out a safety patrol through the suburb. In addition to this the Ocean View-based band Oceans Riff entertained the crowd who visited the local crafters in the Friday event.

The initiative is part of ward councillor Aimee Kuhl’s goal to support communities in becoming “resilient”.

“By showing a visible presence via a community event and safety walkabout it serves as a deterrent to crimes while simultaneously encouraging local entrepreneurs and Fish Hoek residents to take back their town after hours,” she says.

“The importance of community events like Take Back the Town is to build community resilience and for the community to take ownership of their town, the problems and the possibilities. The event shows the criminal element that there is resistance and increased awareness and therefore the town becomes a less desirable place to conduct criminal activities,” she adds.

V The next Take Back the Town Friday event will take place on Lower Recreation Road, Fish Hoek on Friday 30 June from 17:30 to 20:00.

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