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‘Keep us in the picture on CCTV,’ says council

Holbeach parish councillors Peter Savory, John Spencer and chairman Terry Harrington with clerk Chris Seymour (right) and county councillor Nick Worth (second left).

Holbeach parish councillors Peter Savory, John Spencer and chairman Terry Harrington with clerk Chris Seymour (right) and county councillor Nick Worth (second left).

Holbeach Parish Council is pressing South Holland political leaders to come clean on future CCTV coverage for the area.

Plans for South Holland to link up with a state-of-the-art CCTV system in Boston, upgraded last year at a cost of about £229,000, are due to be discussed by district councillors next month.

But Holbeach parish councillors want reassurances about the plans after voting to opt back in to South Holland’s CCTV system at an annual cost of just under £5,700.

Coun Peter Savory said: “We want up-to-date equipment so we can move the cameras to cover a larger area of the town centre.

“South Holland District Council is promising us CCTV that costs almost the same as the old system which is good.

“But we have to push for the best possible CCTV system we can get, rather than an ad-hoc system that doesn’t work very well.”

Coun Nick Worth, district council deputy leader, said: “An invitation for Holbeach parish councillors to visit Boston’s CCTV control room is forthcoming.

“In the meantime, a CCTV system for South Holland will be discussed by our cabinet in February.”

 
 
 

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