THE TRAIL GUARDIANS
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.
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.
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.
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 (06h30 in Winter) and 8h00 in the morning and between 16h00 and 18h00 in the afternoon.