Gooseholme Demand for CCTV Camera
A CCTV camera may be installed at Gooseholme, a well-known hotspot for anti-social behaviour, disorder and drugs misuse.
20:57 22 October 2019
A CCTV camera may be installed to cover Kendal Gooseholme, a popular open green space beside the River Kent, which is also a well-known hotspot for anti-social behaviour.
Since July 2018, Cumbria Police has logged more than 250 incidents of anti-social behaviour and residents have already called for the installation of CCTV cameras to make the place safer. Many have felt so concerned that they have even discussed investing in CCTV themselves.
Inspector Paul Latham, based at Kendal Police Station, said: “It’s a place where families should be able to go and feel safe and welcome.”
“They shouldn’t be feeling intimidated by people using anti-social behaviour and drinking excessively.”
The camera would cost £6,371.21 excluding set up costs of £1,763 and around £1,500 each year for maintenance.
The council will now bid for £3,000 from the PCC. If successful it is hoped the remaining bill will be covered equally from its own coffers and South Lakeland District Council.