CCTV to fight fly tipping in Eastbourne

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Two mobile CCTV cameras are set to be used to combat fly tipping and anti-social behaviour in Eastbourne.

The standalone CCTV units have been funded by three of Eastbourne Homes’ Area Panels.

The Central & Archery, Hampden Park & Willingdon Trees and Langney panels raised £15,000 to fund the units which will move to different locations around the town as they are needed.

“Fly tipping can be a real nuisance and we are doing all we can to prevent this,” said Neighbourhood First manager Tim Whelan.

“Not only will the presence of CCTV deter anyone considering fly tipping, but we also hope it will capture vital evidence for anyone who is caught and allow us to prosecute them.”

In the past five years, more than 2,200 reports have been made of fly tipping locally and it is down to Eastbourne Borough Council to meet the cost of removing the offending items.

It is a particular problem in Hampden Park & Willingdon Trees so its panel has paid more to fund an individual CCTV unit for the area.

Anyone who sees environmental issues while they are out and about can use the Report it Eastbourne app.

App users can take a picture on their mobile and the image is instantly sent to Eastbourne Borough Council’s Customer First Team.

The app can be downloaded from the App Store, Play Store or online at www.lovecleanstreets.com, the UK’s leading environmental reporting network.

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