Volunteers to man CCTV

PUBLISHED: 15:30 29 January 2009 | UPDATED: 07:10 30 May 2010

CCTV screens for Dunmow town centre will be re-housed and manned by volunteers after it was revealed that they are currently not in use. The screens are in Dunmow s old police station, which closed in June last year, and since that time they have not been

CCTV screens for Dunmow town centre will be re-housed and manned by volunteers after it was revealed that they are currently not in use.

The screens are in Dunmow's old police station, which closed in June last year, and since that time they have not been used to monitor High Street activity. Recording equipment housed in the district council offices has also remained obsolete.

However, a town council plan to move the screens to offices at Foakes House is underway and a number of volunteers have been vetted by police to take part.

Town clerk, Owen Wilson, said: "We are waiting to hear when the volunteers can start and are asking for funds to move the equipment to our offices so the system can be used properly."

The move is likely to cost around £1700 and the system is set to be up and running in about three months.

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