Wednesday, January 23, 2019
CCTV CAMERA SURVEILLANCE BEING INCREASED IN BRIGG TO HELP FIGHT CRIME
Efforts continue to increase CCTV camera coverage in and near Brigg town centre to deter wrong-doers and perhaps catch them in the act.
At the Town Council's January meeting there was a progress report from Coun Rob Waltham, who is the leader of North Lincolnshire Council in addition to being a town councillor. The town and unitary authorities are working together on this initiative.
Monday's meeting heard that negotiations continue to site a new camera at the Scout Hut, close to the Millennium Green, on Elwes Street, which has seen a number of anti-social behaviour incidents in recent months.
During earlier discussions it was revealed that North Lincolnshire Council planned to install a replacement camera at the Angel complex.
It remains to be seen whether funds will stretch to installing additional CCTV.
A camera to observe the Ancholme Way footpath/cycle way is among suggestions already made to the Town Council.
Following the authority's January meeting, Brigg Blog was contacted by a rail line campaigner who reminded us that, three years ago, a request had been made to North Lincolnshire Council "for the CCTV to be remounted on Station Road, looking up towards the railway station."
The station, its approach road and the area nearby once occupied by sidings has suffered from vandalism, anti-social behaviour and fly-tipping.
Long-awaited new apartments are to be built on waste ground near the station.
Planning approval was given a long time go, but to date there's been no sign of the project progressing.