More CCTV slipped into NottinghamTagged as: local_communities repression
Neighbourhoods: bobbers_mill hyson_green
As part of a scheme to improve road safety on Alfreton Road, yet another CCTV camera is to be slipped into our community. We have enough cameras spying on our everyday lives as it is - we don't want any more!
Yesterday I received a letter from Jennifer Williams of Nottingham City Council's Traffic & Safety team. It details changes to the road junction between Alfreton Road, Bobbers Mill Road and Churchfield Road. On the surface the changes seemed quite sensible to improve road safety. But then the word CCTV caught my eye and I looked again. As part of this 'road safety' development a CCTV camera will be installed to survey the junction. Typical City Council trying to put surveillance into every community 'safety' scheme they come up with.
The area already has too many cameras and we don't want any more thank you very much, especially when disguised as a beneficial road safety improvement.
A recent Big Borther Watch report found that local authorities spent £314m on installing cameras between 2007-2010. You can bet that's an area of spending that won't be affected by the cuts. As unrest in our communities starts to foment the authorities want to keep a close eye on us all.
I suggest that other concerned residents get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org (0115 950 60 70) to let her know that her CCTV cameras aren't welcome.