Alex Easton MLA has today asked Ards and North Down Council what has happened to progress on plans for CCTV for Donaghadee town centre.

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

“What is going on with Council, a petition of 1000 names was handed to Council in June 24, 2019 and the issue of CCTV was brought in a Motion to Council and debated, it was then meant to go away for a report on the potential of this happening, and nothing. What has happened to the Councils report, were is their proposal going as it is now over two years, the Council need to get their finger out and let us know.”

“I am calling for CCTV for Donaghadee, which was also called for at the time by the Donaghadee and Commerce & Development Group, it is clear that with a petition of over 1000 names from residents from Donaghadee who want CCTV and believe it would be not only an asset to the town it would also help to discourage crime and any anti-social behavior. I believe CCTV has been a big factor in deterring crime in town centres and a big fan of CCTV having proposed in years ago for Bangor and Holywood.”

“With the latest graffiti incidents in Donaghadee, CCTV would have seen the individual who did the graffiti at the Pier and Lifeboat and this would have given the PSNI more evidence to catch that individual. The question is why after two years there is not even a report on the way forward where is it? I am today calling on the Council to let us know what their plans are and the way forward for CCTV for Donaghadee the residents want to know if it going to happen or not?”