Merthyr CCTV Update
Merthyr must invest in control cameras to tackle fly-tipping, a councillor has said.
17:52 10 June 2019
Merthyr Councillor David Jones backs plan to install Revader cameras to lampposts throughout the county borough to tackle fly-tipping. The proposal comes after it was found that there were 2,273 fly-tipping incidents in Merthyr last year. None was investigated even though the problem cost the council £86,847 in 2018.
Cllr Jones said: “We were given a display about how the Revader cameras work. It showed us what they can do.
"I think it would be a very good investment for the authority.”
The new cameras would be installed and powered by lampposts rather than via a battery. The system will cost the council £5,000 upfront with an annual cost of £4,000. During a council meeting, it was discussed that the new cameras would be an addition rather than a replacement for cameras that are currently in place.
Councillor Declan Sammon, the chair of the committee, said: “The cameras are fantastic.
"They are really, really good but it is evident it is part of the answer because they are no good in rural settings or where there are no street lights. They need a power source.”