concerns lead to re-siting of Burnham seafront CCTV camera
CCTV camera introduced on Burnham seafront last week is set to
be moved because of concerns about health and safety.
first reported last week
how several high-tech cameras had been installed next to the jetty
at the junction of The Esplanade and Pier Street, and another
had been put in place opposite the Tourist Information Centre.
safety concerns regarding the dangerous nature of the camera's
metal arm, which juts out from the edge of the lifeguard station,
mean it will now be re-sited.
councillor Arthur Thorogood told a town council meeting on Monday
evening (March 1st): "I have just been informed today that
because of the dangerous positioning of the camera and related
health and safety issues, the camera will be moved."
Burnham-On-Sea.com reader, Andy Griffin, said: "I am very
concerned that the new supporting post fixed to the lifeguard
station by the slipway is dangerous. The supporting bracket is
sticking out onto the public path just at child head height and
also has a protruding bolt."
added: "I think it is only a matter of time before a child
will run into this. I have reported this to the council and they
seem to be aware. I just hope something is sorted quickly as this
is an accident waiting to happen."
members of Burnham's discussion forums highlighted the safety
fears last week.
photo shows the controversial CCTV camera which will soon be re-positioned