Holbeach CCTV still under scrutiny

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INVESTIGATIONS are continuing into the value of the CCTV system in Holbeach.

Councillors on Holbeach Parish Council are trying to establish whether the current system is effective and provides value for money.

It currently costs the council £5,500 per year to maintain the CCTV cameras in the town.

A working group, which includes councillors Esmond Tearle, Martin Howard and Paul Brighton, are gathering evidence to establish its worth.

They have written to Insp Paul Timmins, from Spalding Police Station, to ask whether the cameras are of use to the police and if they are capable of providing images of registration numbers and facial recognition.

The council has also written to South Holland District Council to find out if the footage helps the community and neighbourhood services team.

In a report presented on Monday, Coun Tearle said he hoped the council would be able to consider its next step once replies had been received.