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Grantham Clean and Green: Fly-tippers be warned...eyes are watching you

Footage from the CCTV camera installed by Grantham Canal.
Footage from the CCTV camera installed by Grantham Canal.

CCTV on a part of the Grantham Canal is continuing to help deter litter and fly-tipping in the area, says South Kesteven District Council.

In January, the local authority installed new cameras to build on work undertaken in 2013 and 2014 to improve the appearance of the canal and towpath from Earlesfield Lane to Swingbridge Road.

Grantham Clean and Green.
Grantham Clean and Green.

Now, live images are transmitted from the wind and solar powered cameras to the council’s CCTV control room to allow operators to monitor the area, helped by installing them at a higher vantage point.

SKDC’s portfolio holder for healthy environment Councillor John Smith said: “The new cameras are providing added security to the area to prevent those who flout the rules on litter and fly-tipping.

“Local people are increasingly taking pride in this area and we know it is very few individuals who litter or dump waste.

“We’re pleased local anglers, walkers and cyclists can enjoy the environment more than ever as spring approaches.”

If residents see anyone dumping items in or around the canal, or anywhere in South Kesteven, they should report it by calling 01476 406080 or emailing ehs@southkesteven.gov.uk

By doing so, they will be backing the Grantham Clean and Green campaign, a partnership between SKDC and the Journal, which aims to keep the town a pleasant place to be.

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