Breede River community groups turn out to improve safety

Various roleplayers are discussing crime, community safety and safety plans for the area.

Various role players from government, police, community policing forums and community safety groups from the Breede River Valley area are gathered in Worcester today for the annual Policing Needs and Priorities Process. Picture: Monique Mortlock/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - The Breede River Valley Municipality's Deputy Mayor John Levendal says a safety consultation process will strengthen relationships between police and community safety groups.

Various role players from government, police, community policing forums and community safety groups are gathered in Worcester today for the annual Policing Needs and Priorities Process.

They are discussing crime, community safety and safety plans for the area.

Levendal says he hopes this workshop builds better relationships between roleplayers in the safety sector.

He says this will go a long way in the fight against crime, as the area has seen an increase in housebreaking and robberies.

"It is the time that we have mostly seasonal workers in this area, so robbery and house breaking are escalating."

Today is the final day of the workshop in the Worcester area.

This initiative has taken place in three other policing clusters in the province over the past few weeks.