seafront CCTV cameras introduced in Burnham-On-Sea
driving along Burnham-On-Sea's seafront have this week been warned
that 'Big Brother' is watching following the introduction of several
new police CCTV cameras.
The high-tech cameras have been installed next to the jetty at
the junction of The Esplanade and Pier Street, and another has
been put in place opposite the Tourist Information Centre at the
entrance to Morrisons Car Park (pictured right).
cameras feature automatic number plate recognition technology
that allows police officers to identify stolen vehicles being
driven in the town.
Roger Tolley of Burnham Police told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The
cameras give us greatly improved coverage of the busy area on
the seafront around the top of Pier Street and Morrisons. They
will help us tackle the historic problem of speeding along The
Esplanade and monitor any incidents in Pier Street before they
cameras are a natural step on from the dispersal
orders introduced at car parks in the town last year. They
will allow us to deal with problems faster and more effectively."
added: "People should feel safer in that part of town with
the cameras in place."
added that new CCTV cameras are also planned in Highbridge over
the coming months, with one being set to be installed soon in
last year that Burnham Holiday Village had agreed to give £10,000
towards the purchase and installation of the cameras along the
South Esplanade in a bid to combat the problems of anti-social
driving near the entrance to its holiday park.
funding has come from the Somerset Crime and Disorder Partnership,
which has given £10,000 to the scheme, and Town Council,
which gave £2,000.
are two of the new CCTV cameras introduced recently on Burnham-On-Sea's
Esplanade outside Morrisons car park and, below, at the top of