Monaghan County Council, Monaghan Tidy Towns, Monaghan Town Team representing the Traders and Residents of the town centre, and An Garda Síochána have come together to form a Community Safety Partnership, to address community safety issues in Monaghan town centre. The first initiative to grow from this Partnership is to erect a CCTV system to cover the public areas of the town, in response to a number of anti-social behaviour incidents in the town centre. It is hoped that the CCTV footage will act as a deterrent to criminal and anti social behaviour, and also aid in the detection of crime.
THE VIEWS OF THE RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES OF THE TOWN ARE NOW SOUGHT REGARDING THE PLACEMENT OF THE CAMERAS
A map of the town, showing the proposed location of each camera, is available on the Council website, and is on display in all Council buildings in Monaghan town, including the Motor Tax building, the Market House and the Library.
HOW TO HAVE YOUR SAY:
You can let the Community Safety Partnership know how you feel about the idea of a CCTV scheme in the town, or your views on the placement of any individual camera, by :
- Contacting the team through before Friday 19h January 2018 (contact details below)
- Coming along to talk to the team in the Market House on:
Wednesday 17th January between 7.30pm and 9pm
Following this consultation period, a final map of proposed sites for the cameras will be posted to Monaghan County Council’s website, www.monaghan.ie and an application for funding for the cameras will be made to the Dept of Justice’s Community CCTV Scheme. It is hoped to have the CCTV system up and running by mid 2018.
Queries on the scheme, and comments on the consultation, can be made to:
Donal McElwain, Monaghan Municipal District Co-Ordinator, Council Offices, The Glen, Monaghan firstname.lastname@example.org Tel 047 73777
Carol Lambe, Community Development Dept, Council Offices, The Glen, Monaghan email@example.com Tel 047 30500
Consultation closes Friday 19th January 2018