New CCTV Cameras for Watford
New CCTV cameras would be used in Watford to catch fly-tippers and anti-social yobs.
11:13 03 March 2023
Watford Borough Council has confirmed that they have installed new CCTV cameras in "hot spot areas" to crack down on fly-tipping and anti-social behaviour.
The cameras, which are now monitoring spaces surrounding Francis and Queens Roads, will operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Peter Taylor, elected mayor of Watford, said: “Fly-tipping on Watford’s streets is not only unsightly and very costly to the council, it is illegal. People who break the law and fly tip can face significant fines or even prison if they are caught. I regularly hear from residents and businesses who are frustrated when they see their local area used to get rid of other people’s rubbish.
“CCTV cameras can provide a real deterrent to would-be fly tippers but if people choose to ignore the warning, the evidence they provide will help us build a case against them. It is really important that we do everything we can to tackle fly tipping to keep our streets and parks clean and tidy.”