Concern over upkeep of proposed CCTV

PUBLISHED: 14:47 03 June 2008 | UPDATED: 21:53 15 June 2010

SEATON Town Council is reconsidering the instal-lation of CCTV in the resort due to maintenance costs.

SEATON Town Council is reconsidering the instal-lation of CCTV in the resort due to maintenance costs.The council had previously pledged £5,000 match funding for the security cameras, but has since learned that yearly costs could be an extra £1,400 - which they could be expected to pay.Sergeant Gary Phillips informed the council during its annual meeting that the community would be asked to meet the funds as Devon and Cornwall Police would not.Mayor Sandra Semple advised councillors postponed making a decision until they had the actual figures, which was supported by the other councillors.She said: "I think we are jumping the gun on this. There is not a single figure anywhere that I can check."Sgt Phillips said: "If we can't fund the on-going cost, I can see that we are unlikely to have CCTV."But town clerk Philip Higginson said that he had been approached by one company who were offering free use of a camera for six months to help attract potential customers.


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