CCTV camera installed in Leeds park to deter vandals

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Safety in a south Leeds park is being made a top priority by town council chiefs.

A new CCTV camera will be installed this month in Churwell Park, Churwell, to oversee the newly-revamped children’s play area.

It will be paid for by Morley Town Council, and installed in partnership with the Churwell Environmental Volunteers group.

The council hopes the camera will deter vandals, and help keep park visitors safe.

Coun Robert Finnigan, Mayor of Morley, said: “I am grateful for the work the Churwell Environmental Volunteers have put into this scheme in bringing this additional camera to the park. This will keep park users safer and will also mean that play equipment is less likely to be damaged or vandalised.”

CCTV cameras were previously installed in the park in around 2007, and the council says it has reduced anti-social behaviour.