Trail Guardians

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.

Volunteer for a Slot

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.

 Thank you!

24/7 SecurityCAP  and  Beagle Watch Armed Response have joined forces to help fight crime on the Spruit. The companies regularly station their guards, cars, horses and bikes to patrol Delta Park, Emmarentia, Conrad Drive and Alberts farm. A massive thank you to these three competing companies for coming together for the cause.

REPORT A PROBLEM

If an accident or incident occurs on the Spruit and you need help, here’s who to contact:

SECURITY ISSUES?

24/7 Security Services Control Room
011 444 2237

Security guards on bike patrol
(Saturday and Sunday, 6am – 6pm)

EMERGENCY SERVICES?

Ambulance Service  011 444 2237

Fire Service  011 444 2237

Poison Centre  0800 111 229

COMPLAINT, CONCERN OR SUGGESTION?

If there’s something about the Trails that’s buggin you, and you’d like something done about it, please be in touch with us at  info@jozitrails.co.za or leave a message on our   Facebook page.
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You keep Jozi Trails Going!

Jozi Trails is almost entirely supported by people like you. As a non-profit organization, we need your support to keep the trails free to use, well maintained – and amazing – for everyone.