The Grassy Park community policing forum (CPF) have cautioned residents to be vigilant during the holiday season. “Criminals have increased their activities for the festive season pickings. Women are being robbed early mornings as they go to work. Serious motor vehicle accidents are claiming lives as taxi drivers race along our streets. The sea has already claimed lives. There seem to be a sense of recklessness as we enter the ominous silly season where people throw caution to the wind,” says Melvin Jonkers, chair of the CPF.As a deterrent, the Grassy park CPF exco members do early morning patrols. Residents are urged to secure their homes when they go away. Institutions should make arrangements with their security companies when they close for the holiday. “Parents must watch their children while at the beach. Don’t take anything for granted. We realise that parents might still be at work while their children will be at home during the school holidays, but we urge that supervision be arranged for children. Never leave children unattended,” he says.Daily we observe little girls and boys running around without any adult close by.“The Grassy Park CPF wish our law enforcement agencies such as police and those of the City of Cape Town, a safe festive season as they serve our community at this time. May this be a time of peace and safety for all the residents,” Jonkers says. V To report crime in the Grassy Park area call 021 700 3940 or 10111.