Maryport CCTV Update
Maryport Town Council to prioritise improved CCTV coverage in its spending for the coming year.
16:34 13 November 2019
Maryport Town Council has recently laid its plans on how to spend its budget for the coming year. One of its priorities is improving CCTV coverage to deter crime and anti-social behaviour. Funding has also been put aside for Maritime Festival next summer, organisations that support young people whose funding from other sources has been curtailed, and other festivals.
The council is looking to raise a total of £367,800.
Chairman Carol Tindall said: “This increased budget recognises a need for the council to fund significant service improvements and provide support for the community following a period of severe government reductions in local government grant funding.
“The impact of those cuts has led Cumbria and Allerdale councils to make major reductions in the services they provide. These service cuts are likely to continue in years to come.
“The town council is seeking to develop its budget to enable it to be able to provide some of those services; the alternative would be long grass, dilapidated playgrounds and demolished toilet blocks.
“As well as dealing with the impact of service cuts by other councils, the town council has had to absorb into its budget the cessation of the Council Tax Reduction Scheme Grant, which the government says it expects Allerdale to provide to Maryport, but which Allerdale has decided not to do. This is an impact of around £40,000.”