Calling all volunteers! After consulting with Joburg City Parks & Zoo, law enforcement authorities, CPFs and residents’ associations, we are ready to launch a key part of the new plan; the forming of the “Trail Guardians”. And we need your support.
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To create a safe zone for park users, we are setting up patrols by community volunteers named the Trail Guardians. They will observe and report anything or anyone along the trail that looks suspicious so that local security service providers can come to check things out.
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The task of the Trail Guardians is simply to walk the route, observe and, if needed, report anything that needs checking out. The Trail Guardians have no authority to do anything else. Each group will have a MySOS panic button that allows them to instantly communicate with a central call centre that will dispatch the security company vehicle responsible for that section of the trail.
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The Trail Guardians will patrol in groups of 4 during those times. We plan to have two groups patrolling per shift. The route to be patrolled is from Conrad drive to and around Delta Park. Patrols will happen twice a day, between 6h00 and 8h00 in the morning and between 16h00 and 18h00 in the afternoon.
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We invite all park users, walkers, runners or cyclists, to volunteer to be a Trail Guardian. You can volunteer to do one or more shifts during the week. You may want to volunteer as a group so that you can patrol with friends or family. If you are over the age of 18 and a concerned park user, we need you! If you are interested, please fill in the form below and we’ll be in touch with more details. https://forms.gle/M6SjQkCtF3FEWBhc8
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If you’d like more information, please contact Jozi Trails at security@jozitrails.co.za or owen@jozitrails.co.za or david@jozitrails.co.za.