Wednesday, February 8, 2023

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.

2 COMMENTS

  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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