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Fine Gael councillor says CCTV is needed in Edgeworthstown despite projected costs

Jun 1, 2021 13:06 By Shannonside News
Fine Gael councillor says CCTV is needed in Edgeworthstown despite projected costs Fine Gael councillor says CCTV is needed in Edgeworthstown despite projected costs
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There have been calls in recent years for CCTV to be installed in Ballymahon, Granard and Edgeworthstown

The cost of putting a full CCTV system into the town of Edgeworthstown could cost an estimated €100,000 in the first year, and around €20,000 per year afterwards.

The figures were given at the recent meeting of Ballymahon Municipal District during a presentation to members on what's involved in setting up a system.

Councillors were told the process of applying to put CCTV up is complicated and lengthy and there's still a major issue in finding resources to have footage monitored and logged.

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The council members were also told that putting cameras in one area can often lead to anti-social activity moving to another location and calls could then come for additional devices there.

Fine Gael councillor Paul Ross says he doesn't feel the town would need a full CCTV network, and a lesser number of cameras could be installed at a smaller cost to cover the main areas of concern.

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