Skegness Council Asset Transfer
Council staff that monitors Tower Gardens will wear body CCTV to easily report anti-social behaviour to police through intelligence sharing.
10:04 17 February 2019
Skegness Council is preparing for the asset transfer of Tower Gardens from East Lindsey District Council. It has announced that it will be working closely with the police to maintain peace and order in the area. Proposals including equipping staff in the gardens with body CCTV and using data sharing protocols.
Town Clerk Steve Larner said: “Tower Gardens is generally a safe place, but as with any area, occasionally there can be anti-social behaviour and/or crime,” Mr Larner said.
“Social media comments have in recent times increased perception of crime and bad behaviour.
“Part of any approach will be to tackle perceptions and the fear of crime, and help people be confident to use the gardens. “This will be achieved to some extent by providing a permanent presence with the community building.