CCTV coverage could be scaled back in Witham as town budget is decided

CCTV coverage could be scaled back in Witham as town budget is decided

CCTV coverage could be scaled back in Witham as town budget is decided

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CCTV coverage in Witham could be scaled back as the town council seeks to spent its money on other projects.

Witham Town Council currently funds eight cameras, which are monitored round-the-clock from the Essex Police control room in Chelmsford.

But a reduction in crime levels in the town could see the council alter its budget, according to its leader.

The cameras are mostly positioned along Newland Street, in addition to one at Morrisons, in Braintree Road.

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12:28pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Bhudeeka says...

no lights and now no cctv when are we going to be refunded these from the council tax? these are items we pay for
no lights and now no cctv when are we going to be refunded these from the council tax? these are items we pay for Bhudeeka
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12:36pm Tue 21 Jan 14

The Stinker Returns says...

and when the crime rates go right up again when the crims know no-one's watching where will the money come to reinstate the service? What other projects might we be talking about please?

Bhudeeka - we've missed you!
and when the crime rates go right up again when the crims know no-one's watching where will the money come to reinstate the service? What other projects might we be talking about please? Bhudeeka - we've missed you! The Stinker Returns
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10:17am Thu 23 Jan 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

Has it not dawned on any of the 'Brains in High Places' that the reduction in crime levels in the town is perhaps partly due to the presence of these cameras in the first instance.

Ooh, they work. Let's get rid of them!

Crazy!
Has it not dawned on any of the 'Brains in High Places' that the reduction in crime levels in the town is perhaps partly due to the presence of these cameras in the first instance. Ooh, they work. Let's get rid of them! Crazy! OMPITA [Intl]
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1:35pm Thu 23 Jan 14

keith_l says...

Bhudeeka wrote:
no lights and now no cctv when are we going to be refunded these from the council tax? these are items we pay for
Everywhere that there are Council CCTV cameras in Witham, the lights stay on.
[quote][p][bold]Bhudeeka[/bold] wrote: no lights and now no cctv when are we going to be refunded these from the council tax? these are items we pay for[/p][/quote]Everywhere that there are Council CCTV cameras in Witham, the lights stay on. keith_l
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