Winter patrol

A winter patrol along Hout Bay beach, launched to counter muggings and criminal activity on the beach, is paying off. Since the pilot project, initiated by Hout Bay Neighbourhood Watch, was launched earlier this month, no incidents have been reported between the patrol times of 4.30pm and 6pm, Thursday to Sunday. The patrollers are, at back, from left, Antoinette Picard, Carin van der Berg, Steve van der Berg, Debbie Spowart, Rob Picard, Clive Seaton, Mark Cowell, Jamie Pyatt and Ollie Atkins. In front are Tammy Matthysen (patrol co-ordinator), Jeanette Bronchi, Juli Lotter and Heather Saunders.