Neighbourhood watches have proved effective in fighting crimes in suburbs.
Higher visibility and a quick response to possible criminal behaviour often puts the criminals off, as they then try for easier pickings elsewhere.
This trend has been particularly noticeable in the suburbs of Paradise Beach and Aston Bay where crime dropped dramatically, following the introduction of neighbourhood watches.
Members of a neighbourhood watch are not expected to carry out the work of the Police and are not required to confront criminals or make arrests. Instead they are the eyes and ears of the Police and can monitor what is happening in their suburbs.
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Numbers for the Neighbourhood Watch in your area:
Wavecrest/Kabeljous: W/O JJ Potgieter- 072 414 2090
Ocean View, Pellsrus:– W/O Johnny Hayward-083 240 8489
Central: W/O Andre Ludick- 082 890 0087
Aston/ Paradise and the farms: W/O Piet v Taak-082 875 2422