Be safe during the festive season

2019-12-10 06:00
Nicolla JowellPHOTO: Nomzamo Yuku

Nicolla JowellPHOTO: Nomzamo Yuku

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Holidaymakers have been urged to be vigilant and safe, and to work with authorities to curb tragic incidents and arrests during the festive season.

Councillor for ward 54, Nicola Jowell asked beachgoers to swim where there are lifeguards, and between the designated flags.

She made this appeal during a speech after four youths drowned at Rocklands beach in Sea Point on Sunday 24 November (“Final drowned teen’s body recovered,” People’s Post, 27 November).

Jowell says law enforcement will be ready to deal with incidents, and asked for the public’s cooperation.

She says the City is implementing safety plans, along with other law enforcement agencies.

By-law enforcement will be tightened, especially parking violations, traffic interruptions, dogs at the beach, and illegal items would be confiscated.

Targeted areas include beaches, the promenade and parks. She also said officials would tackle illegal trading in public spaces.

“Save yourself a headache, obey the by-laws, do not bring alcohol to the beach, have a care-free relaxed day out there,” says Jowell.

She says every year the City reviews crime reports to determine where interventions are needed. She says criminals tend to shop around, looking for opportunities, so the public should be vigilant.

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