Flintshire CCTV Solution
A Flintshire town addresses fly-tipping problems with CCTV cameras.
18:19 01 July 2019
CCTV cameras have been finally installed in Shotton after residents complained of large number of rubbish bags being dumped in residential areas. The first camera has been put up in the back entry of Henrietta Street and Butler Street, with more expected to follow soon.
Councillors have welcomed the move.
Cllr David Evans said: “I have spent a considerable amount of time pushing our council’s Streetscene department to deal with the problems of side waste, fly tipping and general waste in some of our streets in Shotton.
“This issue, which affects some areas worse than others, has become a major problem and a blight on some of our residential areas and we have been trying our best to deal with the problem.
“As a last resort, the introduction of CCTV cameras will now deter and hopefully capture and prosecute those that choose to ignore the good work that everyone else is doing.”
Cllr Sean Bibby added: “I am very pleased to see CCTV cameras finally being installed in fly tipping hot spots in Shotton.
“I would like to thank officers at Streetscene and the enforcement team on this, especially as there have been some frustrating issues around data protection and GDPR legislation, which thankfully have been now resolved.
“I hope this will deter and aid in catching those who show such callous disregard for the cleanliness and wellbeing of our community.”