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8 May - No more CCTV

While Council news is in short supply email enquiries stand a much better chance of being followed up.

Last week someone emailed to say that new CCTV cameras had been installed along Bexleyheath Broadway. I suggested that they may be the new mobile units, four of which Bexley has ordered.

Not CCTVThe reply said that there were far more than that so I went along to take a look, somewhat sceptical because Bexley Council has no spare cash and monitoring CCTV is expensive.

The ‘cameras’ are on almost every lamp post from outside Asda to past Lion Road and if I had known how small and high up they were I would have taken a longer lens but fortunately a large blow up is just about good enough. It reveals they are not CCTV cameras.

The units are labelled Newlec NL921 and Google will tell you that they are waterproofed 13 ampere power sockets.

There was a comment on the BIB Facebook page to the effect that there were cameras on telescopic poles but I couldn’t find those.

Speaking of email enquiries, a filing blitz today has revealed quite a lot unanswered. One is addressed Dear Bexley is Bonkers Team, if only!


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