PROPOSALS have been outlined for solar powered CCTV cameras in an area blighted with antisocial behaviour.
Bernard peters, who represents Brizlincote on East Staffordshire Borough Council, revealed he is to put forward the plans to try and curb a range of issues in Tower Woods, off Derwent Close, Brizlincote Valley.
Problems came to a head earlier this month when vandals caused £3,000 worth of damage after setting fire to a play area.
Councillor Peters told a meeting of Brizlincote Parish Council: “Me and fellow councillor Jake Fellows know that this problem needs to be addresses and that is why we are proposing the need for a solar powered CCTV system in that area.
“Since the fire at the Tower Woods play area the borough council has been working with the police in a bid to try and catch those responsible and stop others from committing other acts of antisocial behaviour.
“We all know that it is a very difficult area to police and something like this could make a difference.”
Staffordshire Police are also regularly patrolling the area in a bid to clamp down on antisocial behaviour which has included late-night drinking.
Councillor Peters added: “This is in a very early stage but we want to propose it to see if the scheme is viable, how much it would cost and if it would make a difference and improve things.
“After what has happened during the past few months including the fire and young people drinking at 3am and 4am in the morning, it has to be worth exploring.”
Brizlincote Parish Council backed calls for the project to be explored further by a majority of four councillors to one.
Parish Council chairman Geoffrey Willett asked for the potential scheme to include strengthening of a nearby access to the area.
The plans will now be prepared as a ‘neighbourhood priority’ for the area.