Minister Plato launches Walking Bus in Lentegeur, Mitchells Plain | Western Cape Government


Minister Plato launches Walking Bus in Lentegeur, Mitchells Plain

7 June 2016

Tomorrow, Wednesday 8 June 2016, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety will launch a new Walking Bus initiative in Lentegeur, Mitchells Plain.

The Walking Bus initiative aims to create a safe and supervised route for learners to and from school every day with the commitment and involvement of the community playing a central part to help create safer environments.

The Walking Bus initiative will see parents forming the drivers of the ‘bus’ and supported by the Neighbourhood Watch (NHW), Community Policing Forum (CPF), the relevant school, Ward Councillor and Department of Community Safety to help safeguard learners to and from school.

The Lentegeur Walking Bus will see on average 100 parents volunteering their time to help improve the safety of learners on their way to school with the support tomorrow of the Western Cape Department of Social Development, Western Cape Education Department, the City of Cape Town Traffic, Law Enforcement, Metro police and the South African Police Service (SAPS).

Safety is everyone’s responsibility and the through the Walking Bus initiative, the parents, learners and educators of Lentegeur High, Meadowridge Primary, Cornflower Primary, Lantana Primary and Hyacinth Primary are making safety a priority.

Note: All media are invited.

Date: Wednesday, 8 June 2016
Time: 07:00 – 10:00 – Minister Plato to join walking bus participants between
           07:00 and 08:15; Volunteer appreciation ceremony starts at 09:00.
Venue: Lobelia Hall, Corner of Kreupelhout and Lobelia Street, Lentegeur, Mitchells Plain.

Media Enquiries: 

Ewald Botha
Spokesperson for Minister Plato
Cell: 079 694 1113