The Constantia Valley Watch Association (CVWA) received another car to be used in patrolling the area. The handover of the second community business sponsored Law Enforcement Vehicle was held at Toyota Market in Tokai on Tuesday 7 June. The first car was handed over last year in November. Mike Voortman, chairman of CVWA, says this was an agreement with the City of Cape Town of Cape Town to donate a vehicle to help with law enforcement in the area.
Attending the handover was JP Smith, Mayco member for safety and security, who said the cars are an enormous aid. “Foot patrollers don’t usually work because of long dark roads. This car will help a lot. The City doesn’t have adequate vehicles to cover all the ground and with such initiatives we are really happy and we know areas are kept safer.
Wayne Montgomery, a volunteer, says: “This will go a long way in making us more visible. It will be much easier to make criminals know that we are in the area. We will be able to issue fines and make arrests. We had to be trained for this and we will gladly do our work to assist the City and the police. I know this will make a lot of people sleep better knowing we are on the road.”
written by Tiyese Jeranji @Jeranji
Launch of the 2nd CVWA Law Enforcement vehicle sponsored by local business
(all photos courtesy Nora Papanicolaou)
From left to right – Nelis vd Merwe (Toyota, Mike Voortman (CVWA), Ald JP Smith (CT CITY), Paul Johnson (Macrolan – major sponsor)
Our sponsors getting the feel of things