Pink Pages     MyLocalHero 2022     Advertise with us     


PICTURE IMPERFECT: Council accused of ‘dither and delays’ over installation of CCTV in Chorleywood

 Published on: 19th February 2024   |   By: Bryn Holmes   |   Category: Uncategorized

A Chorleywood councillor has hit out at Three Rivers District Council (TRDC) over alleged delays in installing CCTV cameras in the village.

Councillor Ciarán Reed has accused TRDC of dithering on the issue after more than 100 residents signed a petition asking for CCTV to be installed at the end of Chestnut Avenue last year.

Following a spate of car thefts and burglaries, the petition was presented to officials with hopes that the cameras would deter and catch criminals.

Cllr Reed alleges that when he recently asked for an update, the responsible Lib Dem councillor said that nobody had asked him for CCTV on the road, despite the petition having been handed in.

Speaking to Chorleywood News, cllr Reed said: “In a democracy, the council should respond to reasonable requests from the public. A 100-strong petition should have led to action.

“Instead, residents have faced dither and delays and continue to live under the risk of burglaries.”

Councillor Steve Drury, TRDC’s lead member for community safety and partnerships, said: “The council received a petition from residents of Chestnut Avenue in July 2023 and has responded about further action, including the option of asking to move cameras and how to contact the council if the residents would like to take this option forward. A request has not yet been made.

“Requests to move cameras are reviewed and decided by the Community Safety Co-ordinating Group. Residents in the requested area are consulted if there is a camera that can be moved and a viable post for it to be sited is found. This lasts for 14 days. If there is no viable post, further investigations into cost and options are required.

“The council is happy to meet with the residents and the police to discuss alternative crime prevention tools to address the problem.”

Sign up to get weekly local news updates & offers:

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.


Leave a comment



This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.