Joint operation

■ Members of Parow’s neighbourhood watches and SAPS joined the Voortrekker Road Corridor Improvement District (VRCID) on a walk-about on Wednesday March 29. VRCID precinct manager Chris Matthee said this was the second such walk in Parow to encourage residents to join the community police forum (CPF) and neighbourhood watch. The focus was on prostitution and drugs. “This is a show of force, so people can see we’re not going to lie down,” he said. According to Mr Matthee, community groups often worked in silos, but the walk-about is a team effort getting different groups together. Parow CPF chairman Roger Cannon said the walk helped to build relationships between the various neighbourhood watches. “This is to show the community we want to get rid of problems in this corridor. It’s going to be a continuous thing,” he said.