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Families enjoy a day in the sun at the Bakerton CPF fête

“We have had a good reception from the community and they support us with whatever we want to achieve, but we are appealing for more people to join us as we only have 71 members and we can’t expect 71 people to keep the whole of Bakerton safe,” says Chouglay.

The Bakerton CPF held their second annual fête over three days this past weekend.

There were loads of activities for the whole family to take part in from a tug of war competition, go-karts, paddle boats and jumping castles.

The fête was organised by the Bakerton CPF with the aim of bringing the community together and work together so Bakerton can be a safe haven to live in.

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“We want people to know their neighbours and the CPF and the work that they do.

“We also want them to know that the CPF is a recognised body by SAPS and we work in partnership with the local police,” says Ahmed Chouglay, the chairman of the CPF.

The CPF has had a successful year in which they had a number of projects in the community.

Among other things, the CPF had guards on duty in schools, provided funeral and cultural escorts and had crews patrolling around the clock.

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“One of our biggest achievements was when we apprehended four dangerous suspects that were part of a cash in transit heist.

“That case was postponed to March where final judgement will be handed out.

”Also, overall, the crime in Bakerton has also decreased since we started with the patrols.

“We have had a good reception from the community and they support us with whatever we want to achieve, but we are appealing for more people to join us as we only have 71 members and we can’t expect 71 people to keep the whole of Bakerton safe,” says Chouglay.

The CPF is now planning ahead for the next year, where future plans include a clean-up project.

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