New CCTV camera systems to be deployed at Wigan borough fly-tipping hotspots
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A new CCTV camera system will be deployed at Wigan borough fly-tipping hotspots as part of a plan to crackdown on fly-tippers, a recent news report in the local media has been able to suggest.
The cameras have the ability to tilt and pan wider areas with footage monitored by staff in the council’s central watch CCTV room. The council estimates that more than £4m is spent taking litter off streets, parks and greenspaces every year – and this includes £700,000 on fly-tipping alone.
Coun Paul Prescott, the council’s cabinet member for environment, said: “There is absolutely no excuse for fly tipping, it is a nuisance to our communities and costs money to clear away.
“That is why we will take any steps necessary to find and prosecute offenders.
“We are determined to crackdown on the problem and installing CCTV at fly-tipping hotspots will hopefully act as a further deterrent and successful prosecutions should people choose to flout the law.”
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