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Anger over delays to Mexborough park CCTV plan

Sean Gibbons and Roy Lund are unhappy about the vandalism on the park on Park road, Mexborough. Picture: Andrew Roe

Sean Gibbons and Roy Lund are unhappy about the vandalism on the park on Park road, Mexborough. Picture: Andrew Roe

Frustrated residents are still waiting for council chiefs to give the go-ahead for CCTV cameras at a vandal hit park - almost three months after plans for the security measure were first revealed.

Victoria Park in Mexborough has been hit by arson attacks, vandalism, underage drinking and litter dropping on numerous occasions in the last few months.

Security firm CCTV Revolution stepped forward in April and offered to install cameras free of charge in a bid to deter yobs from causing trouble.

But nearly three months later the cameras still have not been installed as project leaders are waiting for Doncaster Council to give the green light.

Residents and community volunteers have expressed their frustration and urged council bosses to get a move on after further incidents of anti-social behaviour were reported at the park in recent weeks.

Father-of-two Shaun Gibbons, 40, of Park Road, said: “We have been negotiating with the council for weeks on end and can’t see why it is taking so long.”

CCTV Revolution owner Jason Morris, 42, of Denaby, added: “It is frustrating. The cameras are there to be used.”

 

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