Solar-powered CCTV to be installed in Newport park

Written on October 11, 2021

Solar power will enable more CCTV to be set up in one of Newport’s parks that is regularly the target of anti-social behaviour and vandalism.

Telford & Wrekin Council this week agreed to help fund CCTV in Norbroom Park, along with pledges from Newport Town Council and Councillor Peter Scott’s Pride Fund.

Councillors have been hoping to secure CCTV in the area for months after it was first the target of swastika graffiti and vandalism.

A suitable power source was needed in the park to be able to install the CCTV.

Councillor Peter Scott managed to secure funding after speaking to the leader of Telford & Wrekin Council, Shaun Davies, about the issues, and said he was pleased with the result.

He said: “I am very pleased to say that Councillor Shaun Davies and Telford & Wrekin Council have agreed to my request to part fund a solar CCTV camera and a street light on Norbroom Park.

“Other funding will come from Newport Town Council and my own Councillor Pride Fund.

Full Story: Shropshire Star

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