Horncliffe to Receive More CCTV Cameras to Tackle Crime
A town councillor is calling for more CCTV cameras following an increase in anti-social behaviour.
06:49 03 March 2020
Coun Richard Barker has asked Horncliffe local council to install more CCTV cameras in the area following an increase in anti-social behaviour including bin fires, deliberate damage to parked vehicles, a shop window broken and “boy racers” in the Market Place and High Street.
Speaking at this month’s town council meeting, Coun Barker said: “Is it time we should start looking at getting a few more cameras.
“I don’t know whether it would be possible - or what the cost would be - but if they deter these troublemakers then it has to be worth it.”
Prior to Coun Barker’s proposal, councilors were already looking to install cameras at the planned new Recreation Park off Prospect Street. However, the project has been put on hold due to lack of enough funding.
Meanwhile, Coun Barker suggested Lincolnshire County Council should re-surface the whole of High Street.
He said: “People are wondering how long it will be before the contractors have to come back and deal with the same problems?”
Several councillors raised concerns about a collapsed drain/gully at the junction of East Street and Queen Street.