Keighley Town Hall Square CCTV
Keighley’s Town Hall Square is now monitored by a CCTV camera.
20:22 09 July 2019
A CCTV camera has been installed in Keighley’s Town Hall Square following a string of thefts and incidents of vandalism and anti-social behaviour.
The camera has sweeping views of the award-winning site and the images are monitored 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Keighley Town Council, which earmarked £6,000 for the scheme, said that the CCTV camera would help stop anti-social behaviour. Over the last couple of months, the spate of attacks has seen damage to bins, benches and floral displays. Last autumn, the bayonet attached to a soldier’s statue was also vandalised while wreaths were stolen from the railings.
Councillor John Kirby, chairman of the town council’s allotments and landscapes committee, which oversees the running and maintenance of the square, said: “I’ve been working for some time with fellow councillor Michael Westerman to secure CCTV due to the vandalism and anti-social behaviour that has been taking place in Town Hall Square,”
“The images will be monitored by Bradford Council and hopefully with this system now in place, it will stop the thefts and other anti-social activities. Anyone thinking of committing a criminal act should think twice – you’re now being watched!”