CCTV Plan to Deter Vandals in Wick Riverside
Highland Council to deter vandalism and anti-social behaviour with CCTV cameras.
11:39 10 February 2020
A rising number of cases involving damage to public toilets, a bus shelter and amenities has prompted Highland Council to invest in the installation of CCTV cameras. The security measure is part of a new £120,000 package on top of the work going on to improve the Riverside car park along with the installation of nine charging points for electric vehicles.
Local councillor Raymond Bremner said: “It’s getting ridiculous how much money we’re spending on clearing up after the vandals.
“The public are sick of it – we are getting complaints the whole time about the damage and nuisance being caused by groups of young people.”
The camera footage will be fed back to the town’s police station where officers can monitor and act on any suspicious activity.
This is going ahead after the council funding was topped up by contributions from the Highland transport partnership HiTrans and the Scottish Government.