Green Light watch gets go-ahead

From left, are Anwar Samodien, chairman Munsief Khan, Community Safety MEC, Dan Plato, Winston Magerman, Cathleen Woodman and Ivan Cochlan.

Green Light Neighbourhood Watch received accreditation, along with several others, from Community Safety MEC Dan Plato at a ceremony in Goodwood last week.

The Grassy Park Community Police Forum oversees 32 active watches.

Green Light Neighbourhood Watch’s chairman, Munsief Khan, said its boundaries fell between Lake Road, Zeekoe Road, Klip Road and 5th Avenue.

“The accreditation of a neighbourhood watch ensures that the watch receives the proper support in the form of funding initiatives, training and much needed patrol gear, among various other benefits, from the Department of Community Safety and the City of Cape Town,” said Mr Khan.

All patrol members are vetted and registered with the CPF to ensure the integrity of the watch and to ensure that no members have any criminal rec-

“It has been an arduous journey to get where we are today, despite all
the challenges, sacrifices and setbacks we endured. We remained focused, and
now we are reaping the rewards of all
our hard work over the past few

He said a watch played a vital role in a community and helped to deter crime.

“We can only grow from here and hopefully we can make a meaningful contribution to our community.”

The watch covers some 800 households and has 26 registered patrol members. “The Green Light team welcomes all residents in the area to join the patrol team and register as a member. With the support of Grassy Park SAPS, the Department of Community Safety, City of Cape Town and the CPF, we can work together to decrease crime in our area and make our community a much safer place,” said Mr Khan.

To join them, call Cathleen on 076 979 1966.