Plymouth Revolving CCTV Cameras
Plymouth City Council launches revolving CCTV cameras to catch fly-tippers.
12:38 05 October 2020
Plymouth City Council has mounted revolving new cameras on fly-tipping and littering hotspots to stop individuals leaving filth on the street and encourage them to dispose of waste the correct way.
The move follows a case of a woman who was fined £855 after it was revealed that she left a stack of cardboard in a back lane near her home in Keyham. A few offenders were also caught by cameras and have been fined.
On a Facebook page, the council said: "The message to the very small minority of people who litter and fly-tip is simple: you never know who is watching so do the right thing and get rid of your rubbish responsibly."
The council has also revealed that CCTV was installed in West Park in response to residents' complaints about dog-fouling, antisocial behaviour and fly-tipping. The authority says that the cameras can be moved about the city 'really easily' - enabling them to catch fly-tippers as and when they operate.
Meanwhile, cameras installed in Knowle Battery and Ringmore Way area came courtesy of a pot of money allocated to councillor serving the Honicknowle community - Mark Lowry, Pete Smith and Pam Buchan.
Many residents have voiced their support on the council's Facebook page about the introduction of anti-litter CCTV. A few even made suggestions on where cameras should be installed next.