Grantham Clean and Green: Upgraded CCTV installed by Grantham Canal

Upgraded CCTV by Grantham Canal, installed in a bid to prevent fly-tipping.
Upgraded CCTV by Grantham Canal, installed in a bid to prevent fly-tipping.
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Upgraded CCTV is being installed along a stretch of the Grantham Canal owned by South Kesteven District Council.

Wind and solar powered cameras will now transmit images to the council to monitor the towpath from Earlesfield Lane to Swingbridge Road and continue to deter litter and fly-tipping in the area.

The original cameras, co-funded by the Environment Agency and SKDC last year, have made a significant difference to these issues locally and will continue to operate in conjunction with patrols of the area.

The new cameras being installed now and over the coming weeks will be fitted on the existing poles and will be fitted higher to help capture a wider view of the towpath.

SKDC’s executive manager for environment Ian Yates said: “The vast majority of local people never litter or dump waste and make effective use of our bulk item collection service.

“Upgraded CCTV close to the canal however will help us further monitor this area and deter those who flout the rules.

“Remember if you see anyone dumping items in or around the canal, or anywhere in South Kesteven, report it by calling 01476 406080.”