A subforum for sector one has finally been revived in the Lansdowne precinct. An election was held on Wednesday 27 July at Battswood Primary School to fill the five vacant positions on the subforum after it went dormant for many months. And now, ready to take up the baton for safety and security in their area, the new forum promises to bridge gaps between the community and police. Lansdowne police spokesperson Sergeant Nkululeko Mnyaka says: “Sector one subforum was dysfunctional for more than a year, but the communication between the community and the police did not stop as a Community Policing Forum (CPF) structure is in place.”Moosa Omar was elected as chairperson, Kurt Thompson as deputy chairperson, Igshaan Jacobs as secretary and Gary Kinnes as project co-ordinator.Mnyaka adds the subforum is a “close link between the community and the police where members of the community can address issues of community – crime in particular – via the subforum and those issues are to be tabled in the monthly CPF meetings together with the police station management”.Mnyaka says the positive outcome of the meeting was overwhelming. “Now we will continue fighting crime jointly with the community safety structure participating during operations utilising the mobile community service centre like we did in sectors two and three. Together we can fight criminal activities in our communities. We encourage the members of the community to support the subforums and neighbourhood watch structures.”CPF chairperson Rafique Foflonker also congratulated the new team in their positions.