Burnham-On-Sea 'moves boy racers from car park to seafront'
new hi-tech CCTV camera system installed at a Burnham-On-Sea seafront
car park last month in a bid to crackdown on the ongoing issue of
boy racers has not halted the problem, say residents.
residents at nearby Quantock Court on the South Esplanade say CCTV
cameras have moved the problem of anti-social driving further along
first reported here by
Burnham-On-Sea.com, the new infra-red cameras were installed on
Friday (July 6th) by Sedgemoor District Council at the entrance
to the car park on The Esplanade, pictured here.
CCTV cameras have reduced the problems in the car park because the
young drivers don't want to be caught on camera, but now they're
tearing along the South Esplanade down to the Sailing Club and the
North Esplanade instead," seafront resident Michael Clarke
really disappointing - and we are continuing discussions with the
Police to get patrols stepped up."
new car park 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."
Police's Sgt Ryan Edwards told a recent town council meeting: "We
welcome the new infra-red CCTV cameras being installed which will
be a great help in monitoring the car park and getting prosecutions."