Increased use of CCTV to tackle vandalism and anti-social behaviour in Irthlingborough

There have been problems with vandalism and anti-social behaviour in Irthlingborough
There have been problems with vandalism and anti-social behaviour in Irthlingborough

Increased use of CCTV is just one of the measures being taken to tackle vandalism and anti-social behaviour in Irthlingborough.

After residents raised concerns about problems in the town, Irthlingborough Town Council is working closely with police as well as East Northamptonshire Council to tackle the issues.

A statement on the town council website says: “The town council is taking a zero-tolerance approach to these incidents and commits to working closely with police officers and East Northamptonshire Council (ENC) to tackle the problems direct.

“The main identified culprits are being pursued with vigour and consideration is currently being given to using the powers available to the police and ENC under the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014.

“These powers give the police and ENC the ability to serve community protection notices on perpetrators and potentially criminal behaviour orders.

“Breaches of these are criminal offences.

“A task team of town councillors, district council officers, the police, our CCTV operator and a representative from the housing association is taking charge of the situation and will be working together on these issues.

“There is to be an increased use of CCTV around the town and the town council are pursuing options for the installation of additional CCTV cameras.

“We would ask for your help, please be vigilant and report anything suspicious to the police on the 101 number or 999 in the case of an emergency, such as when a crime is in progress, when there is danger to life or when violence is being used or threatened.”