concerns raised over new High
cash machine kiosk
councillors have voiced concerns about the security of a new cash
machine kiosk installed this
a busy Burnham
structure consists of a telephone kiosk and cash machine and has
been installed outside Shakers in the High Street.
have been expressed that its location may mean it attracts night-time
vandalism and other crime-related problems.
clerk Eileen Shaw told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "I will be raising
this matter with the police as the council has some concerns about
the security of such a machine at this location."
are also being raised as to whether BT, the owners of the machine,
should have applied for planning permission before installing
Shaw added: "I need to find out if it requires planning permisison.
To the best of my knowledge, none has been sought."
high-tech kiosks were first launched in March 2004 by British
Telecom and are being rolled out across the UK.
security purposes, they are fitted with an ink-staining system.
If an attempt is made to steal money from the kiosk, BT says a
DNA traceable powder stains everything including the cash. The
machines display warnings as a deterrent.