Fordingbridge Call for CCTV
Fordingbridge councillors campaign for the installation of CCTV to deter antisocial behaviour.
12:58 16 August 2022
Members of the Fordingbridge Town Council are campaigning for the installation of CCTV to deter anti-social behaviour in town.
The councillors discussed the proposals during the town council meeting on August 3 as New Forest District Council and Fordingbridge Town Council work on addressing the issues affecting residents and visitors.
Cllr Alan Lewendon reported incidents involving kids banging on hospital windows at night and a group of youngsters swearing on the grounds.
Mayor Anna Wilson said the situation in the town was a "bit frustrating at the moment" and asked whether the council should do a survey to gauge whether there was support amongst residents in the town for more CCTV and whether they would like to pursue a public space protection order.
Cllr Edward Hale said: “CCTV has got to be our first step and then lots of evidence hopefully so we can campaign for more and more to be done."
Cllr Jackson added: "It's got to be evidence-based. If we've got CCTV we can provide some of the evidence."
The town council officers will carry out further research into CCTV systems and regulations.