Anti-social behaviour complaints see CCTV installed in Purley

Temporary cameras are to be installed in Purley and Croydon town centre to help monitor anti-social behaviour, street drinking, drug-taking and fly-tipping.

The council’s anti-social behaviour team and Croydon police requested a camera be moved to Old Lodge Lane, in Purley, following reports of drug-taking and harassment of local shop staff.

Fly-tipping, excessive domestic waste, vermin, car racing and fighting were also raised as concerns, as well as ball games being played in the roads, which were damaging residents’ vehicles and holding up bus routes.

A camera was also requested for Charles Street, in Old Town, after complaints about the inconsiderate parking of cars by the Q-Park car park.

Croydon residents affected by crime and anti-social behaviour can make a request for temporary cameras via their local police Safer Neighbourhood Teams, which is then considered by a Joint Agency Group, which includes the police, fire brigade, health service and voluntary groups.

The cameras will be deployed for an initial three-month period, when the position of the cameras will be reviewed.

Other temporary cameras are currently located in London Road, Oakfield Road, North End, Poplar Road, The Queen’s Gardens and College Green.

The cameras are monitoring a range of concerns, from antisocial behaviour to street drinking and drug-taking.

Any CCTV footage of evidential value is given to police and council enforcement teams.

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