CCTV switched on af­ter spate of in­ci­dents

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CCTV is to be turned on again in Ains­dale vil­lage af­ter a spate of re­cent in­ci­dents.

Con­ser­va­tive coun­cil­lors said they were once again pleased that the fund­ing has been agreed to fund the re­ac­ti­va­tion of CCTV within the vil­lage.

Cllr Terry Jones said: “The vil­lage is the cen­tre of our com­mu­nity and we must do all we can to en­sure the safety of those who live and work within it.”

“We will also be hav­ing a dropin meet­ing with our­selves and the po­lice to dis­cuss the sit­u­a­tions and what we can do to sup­port our vil­lage.

“Date, venue and time to be an­nounced.

He added: “Ains­dale is a great place to work and live, it has its day­time – and now a thriv­ing night-time – econ­omy, the re­newal of the CCTV sends out a clear mes­sage that we will not ac­cept be­hav­iour that un­der­mines the safety of those within our com­mu­nity.” And Cllr Tony Brough said: “Ains­dale en­joys low lev­els of crime.

“The pres­ence of CCTV cam­eras in our vil­lage will de­ter crim­i­nal ac­tiv­ity and can pro­vide cred­i­ble ev­i­dence to as­sist the po­lice in their ef­forts to ap­pre­hend of­fend­ers.”

In 2013, af­ter many is­sues of anti-so­cial be­hav­iour and bur­glar­ies within the Ains­dale busi­ness com­mu­nity, the Ains­dale Con­ser­va­tives were part of a cam­paign to find a so­lu­tion to this on­go­ing prob­lem.

Cllr Jones said at the time: “Our busi­ness own­ers and our com­mu­nity have the right to feel safe and pro­tected as they go about their day to day busi­ness.”

Af­ter meet­ing with all busi­nesses Cllr Terry Jones pre­sented a re­quest for fund­ing signed by Ains­dale busi­nesses to Sefton Coun­cil to fund and in­stall CCTV in the vil­lage.

In Novem­ber of the same year the cam­eras were in­stalled.

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