Brantwood crime-fighters get new gear

Ward councillor Wouter de Vos, Brantwood Neighbourhood Watch chairwoman Dalene Martins and ward assistant Manda Visser show off equipment that was donated to the crime-fighters.

The Brantwood Neighbourhood Watch has received a shot in the arm from ward councillor Wouter de Vos, who has supplied it with dash cams, medical aid kits, torches, danger tape, sanitisers, car strobe lights and battery chargers.

The equipment was funded by Sub-council 21 and it was presented to the watch at the Kuils River library on Tuesday March 15.

Brantwood Neighbourhood Watch chairwoman, Dalene Martins, said the equipment would aid their patrols in robbery hot spots, such as the bridge in Carinus Street and the river near River Park.

She said robberies were the most common crime in Brantwood.

Mr De Vos said he made sure that neighbourhood watches that were registered with the sub-council and the Department of Community Safety benefited from the donations.