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Hidden Cameras Set To Be Installed

Wednesday February 27 2013




HIDDEN cameras could be installed in Tankersley and Pilley to spot people dumping rubbish and stop anti-social behaviour.

Members of Tankersley Parish Council discussed the idea at a council meeting on Monday after Cllr Robert Barnard explained grants were available from the police for community projects.

The council heard how the cameras can store thousands of photos and use infrared technology so they can take pictures at night.

Parish councillor Richard Garforth said the cameras cost about £200 and members said how the devices could be put up in trees and moved about the parish.

Chairman of the council Helen Reckless supported the move.

"At the end of the day if it's something we can do in our parish and it's of benefit for our parish then it's worth doing," she said.

It would be funded by the 2013 Commissioner Grant Scheme which has been launched by Shaun Wright - Police and Crime Commissioner for South Yorkshire to solve policing issues.

Up to £10,000 can be applied for in the April funding round of the scheme.

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Reply Posted by carl on Wednesday February 27 2013 at 19:17
I THINK THIS IS A GOOD IDEA IT MIGHT JUST STOP THE DOBBERS CHUCKING RUBISH ALL OVER ??I HATE TO SEE ALL THE CRAP PPL THROW AWAY SCATTERED ON THE PENNINE TRAIL AND ITS THE SAME PPL DOING IT TIME N TIME AGAIN

Reply Posted by t fletcher on Thursday February 28 2013 at 10:11
Camera's are a god idea ,but i think a barnsley should have a team of people dedicated solely to targeting and prosecution of the people who are fly tipping.
The cost of this when weighed up against the clean up operations involved would certainly be worth it.