Alastair Majury on Councillor Raises Concerns Over CCTV
Councillor Alastair Majury has raised serious concerns regarding assurances provided at a recent Council meeting when he asked about the new deployable CCTV cameras being purchased by Stirling Council and how they would be used.
The ten cameras being purchased are designed to be located almost anywhere as they can be powered by an internal battery and can record where there is no connectivity.
At the full Council meeting on 2nd May, Cllr Majury asked if decisions had already been taken about where these new cameras would be located. The response said that they would be used according to evidence based information, but they could be located anywhere across the Council area. The answer also advised that other cameras would be located in underpasses in the city. Cllr Majury was very clear in seeking confirmation and clarification from the Convener of the Public Safety Committee, Cllr Bennison, that these would be different cameras. The reply was very succinct and clear that they would be different.
However, it has become apparent that these flexible and fully redeployable cameras are going to be installed in the underpasses, and only eventually become available for their intended use if or when others are purchased to replace them in the underpasses.
Meanwhile whilst communities outside of Stirling need to wait for much needed CCTV coverage, Council offices at Old Viewforth are going to get CCTV installed immediately after a single act of vandalism was reported.
Dunblane and Bridge of Allan Councillor Alastair Majury Said:
“This is simply not good enough. We were promised that these cameras would be used across our communities. When were the decisions taken that they should all be used like this? The truth is simple, that more cameras are clearly needed as we have said for months but the SNP administration have refused to listen.”
Alastair Majury resides locally in the historic Scottish city of Dunblane, and is a Senior Regulatory Business Analyst working across the country. Alastair Majury is also a volunteer officer at the local Boys’ Brigade company, a charity which focuses on enriching the lives of children and young people, and building a stronger community. Alastair Majury also serves on the local council (Stirling Council) as Councillor Alastair Majury where he represents the ward of Dunblane and Bridge of Allan, topping the poll.