Essex town’s CCTV plan revised after complaints

PUBLISHED: 13:11 23 July 2010

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A CCTV camera location has been revised after residents claimed it would intrude on their privacy.

A CCTV camera location has been revised after residents claimed it would intrude on their privacy.

Great Dunmow’s new eight-camera system was due to have one installed on North Street because the Doctors Pond has been identified as a crime ‘hot spot’.

However, homeowners complained and have now succeeded in forcing Uttlesford District Council to install it on Star Lane instead.

Community safety officer Martin Ford said: “To achieve the desired objective of increased coverage and therefore increased safety for Dunmow residents, one completely new CCTV camera needs to be added to the current system.

“A possible area of concern, particularly during the summer months, is the Doctors Pond. It has been decided to position a new camera in Star Lane thereby providing coverage of not only the pond but also the playing fields, the rear of the youth centre, the children’s play area and the rear of Foakes Hall.”

So far no objections have been made against the new position.

Elsewhere, a camera currently positioned on Stortford Road will also be moved to the Foakes Hall car park.

The new system should be up and running by the end of this year.

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