Bid for park CCTV
ANTISOCIAL behaviour at Gayndah’s skate park has raised calls for a CCTV camera to be installed.
Residents hope a CCTV camera will curb problems at Sapper Jacob Moerland Memorial Skate Park.
Brita Sobers said enough is enough.
“My daughter is scared to come here,” she told the Central and North Burnett Times.
“And her friends aren’t allowed down here anymore.”
North Burnett Mayor Don Waugh said he knew of prior antisocial and vandalism incidents at the park, but was unaware they were ongoing.
“It certainly makes sense,” CrWaugh said.
“If a camera is in place it can record any events that do occur.”
Cr Waugh encouraged concerned residents to contact him directly to discuss the problem.
“I would be very happy to listen to a proposal and see what we can do,” he said.
Gayndah Lions Club president Peter Strohfeldt said he understood the concerns of local parents.
“We certainly do think it’s a good idea (to install a security camera),” Mr Strohfeldt said.
Gayndah Police Senior Constable Wyatt Telford said police were aware of the possibility of a security camera.
He said police were also conducting foot patrols in the area to minimise antisocial behaviour.