Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Council go into reverse over CCTV car

THURROCK Council has decided to park their decision to purchase a CCTV for use by traffic wardens.

The decision was made by deputy leader and portfolio holder, cllr Val Morris-Cook at a meeting of the council cabinet last night (Wednesday).

Cllr Morris-Cook said: “In the current climate, we just can’t justify an outlay in the region of £120,000.

“This would have come from a loan. There must be a better way of doing this, that won’t be a burden on the tax payer.

The car was intended to be driven around the borough by civil enforcement officers targeting hotspots such as primary schools and lorry parks.


  1. Why does it have to cost so much? Surely you can employ someone (£25k) to drive around in a super mini (purchase + servicing £15k) with a good quality digital camera purchased from any Lakeside tech shop mounted on the dash (£500)? That would do the job wouldn’t it? Or am I missing something?

  2. Surely the costs would have been discueed before putting this idea into the public domain, all this now looks like is a complete farce by the local councillors, the financial situation of the current climate has not changed overnight.

    Looks like another FUBAR project by TBC


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