Cromer pulls out of CCTV take over bid

A CCTV camera. A CCTV camera.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013
12:03 PM

Cromer Town Council has pulled out of the bid to take over the resort’s CCTV system amid concern about the cost of running it.

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Members agreed “reluctantly” on Monday not to pursue the take over - which would cost Cromer £39,000 a year - at a time when “finances are tight” and other projects are also under way.

It was also noted some of the equipment was old and spare parts are no longer available for it, should it fail, but the camera covering North Lodge Park could be kept as a stand alone system.

North Norfolk District Council voted to axe the system in October to save £200,000.

Local members in North Walsham, Cromer, Sheringham, Wells and Fakenham - which are covered by the cameras - launched a bid to take them on and proposed to invest £2,500 in a report to look into how they could be managed.

Cromer now joins Wells, which has also pulled out of talks. The remaining councils are due to meet tomorrow to discuss their next step.

4 comments

  • It seems the police see little merit in these cameras so good call from Cromer.

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    sensibletrousers

    Wednesday, December 11, 2013

  • It seems the police see little merit in these cameras so good call from Cromer.

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    sensibletrousers

    Wednesday, December 11, 2013

  • For once Cromer Town Council appears to be guided by common sense rather than wishful thinking. Whilst some may lament the demise of CCTV in some North Norfolk towns there is little evidence that CCTV acts as an effective deterrence or is useful in solving crime. As the recent storm surge has proved there are far more important priorities for councils to spend tax payers money on the keeping and maintaining antiquated CCTV systems.

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    Bad Form

    Wednesday, December 11, 2013

  • A sensible decision and the right priority.

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    ingo wagenknecht

    Wednesday, December 11, 2013

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