Dundee City Council Urged to Install a CCTV
Dundee City Council urged to install a CCTV camera to protect its Â£14,000 outdoor gym against vandalism.
13:31 05 September 2018
Local residents in Dundee City has urged the local government to protect its £14,000 outdoor gym against vandalism through the installation of CCTV cameras. The call comes after a play area in Powrie Park in Fintry, which only opened last April, has already been vandalised at least three times.
Fintry Community Council chairman Ron Neave said: “There are plans to put in exercise equipment in Powrie Park — like an outdoor gym.
“It will cost somewhere in the region of £12-14K, which isn’t cheap — so we want to make sure the equipment doesn’t get vandalised, which will likely happen if there are no cameras.
“We’ve been trying to get CCTV put in Powrie Park for a long time but we’ve been quoted nearly £3000 for it and we just don’t have the money to do that at the moment.
“We’re still in the process of trying to replace the vandalised play equipment. The vandals destroyed the swings and set fire to the wooden bollards around six weeks ago.
“If we can just track down the minority who are doing this then we can move forward and CCTV will help us do that.
“We’re going to speak to the council again about their new CCTV hub, to see if Fintry will be covered and if they can put in security cameras at Powrie Park.”