Minister Plato launches Blue Downs Walking Bus initiative | Western Cape Government


Minister Plato launches Blue Downs Walking Bus initiative

25 July 2016

Tomorrow, Tuesday 26 July 2016, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety is launching a new Walking Bus initiative in Blue Downs.

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 Blue Downs Walking Bus will see around 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 Education Department, the City of Cape Town Traffic, Law Enforcement, as well as the South African Police Service (SAPS).

Safety is everyone’s responsibility and the through the Walking Bus initiative, the parents, learners and educators of Blue Downs Primary, Tuscany Glen Primary, Malibu Primary School, R.R. Franks Primary School, Eersterivier Secondary School, Tuscany Glen Secondary School, Stratford Primary, Forrest High School, Forrest Primary School and the Forrest Village Leadership Academy are making safety a priority.

Note: All media are invited.

Date: Tuesday, 26 July 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: Hillcrest Community Hall, Blue Downs Way

Media Enquiries: 

Ewald Botha
Spokesperson for Minister Plato
Cell: 079 694 1113