CCTV system at Burnham-On-Sea car park to target 'boy racers'
new hi-tech CCTV camera system has this week been installed at a
Burnham-On-Sea seafront car park in a bid to crackdown on the ongoing
issue of boy racers.
new infra-red cameras were installed on Friday (July 6th) by Sedgemoor
District Council at the entrance to the car park on The Esplanade,
new cameras - which are monitored at the council's CCTV control
room in Bridgwater - have been installed amid ongoing traveller
encampments and continuing problems with anti-social driving in
the Pier Street and B&M car parks.
spokeswoman Claire Faun told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "A new CCTV
system featuring high-definition cameras with infrared capabilities,
operated by Sedgemoor District Council, will assist the Police to
identify and apprehend offenders."
said the new cameras are being installed at an approximate cost
of seven traveller caravans plus vehicles continues to be pitched
up at the back of the B&M building with council legal action
underway to get them moved.
Police's Sgt Ryan Edwards told a town council meeting this week:
"We welcome the news from Sedgemoor District Council that new
infra-red CCTV cameras are being installed which will be a great
help in monitoring the car park and getting prosecutions."