Brigg Blog is still awaiting official confirmation from North Lincolnshire Council, but it's being suggested they are considering removal of some trees in the Market Place to give the CCTV cameras an unobstructed view of crimes taking place in the town centre during the warmer months when the trees are in leaf.
This course of action has been suggested for several years but North Lincolnshire Council has to weigh up the potential crime-fighting benefits against the loss of greenery installed as part of the pedestrianisation scheme that came into being in the mid-1990s.
The possibility of trees being axed - and replaced with smaller ones - received a brief mention at a Brigg Town Council committee meeting in the Angel Suite on Wednesday.
Coun Mike Campion suggested there would be "outcry" in some quarters if the trees were removed altogether.
Someone we were talking to last night in Brigg, who's strongly against cutting down the current trees, posed the interesting question: "Why can't they just move the cameras?"
If/when North Lincolnshire Council comes back to us with a reply, we'll let you know in a future post on Brigg Blog.
There are already plans to revise the layout of stalls in the Market Place and the trees may well form part this.
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