Rayleigh CCTV Update

03/12/2019

I’m pleased to report, I was a member of a cross-party group of Councillors that has recently met with Southend’s CCTV operatives to obtain a detailed specification and cost for the reinstatement of a CCTV system in Rayleigh. Southend Council has been very accommodating in their help and advice and the following discussions have invited […]

Rayleigh Shines Bright, Despite The Damp Weather

29/11/2019

The wet weather did nothing to dampen the spirits of hundreds of local residents who visited Rayleigh town centre for last night’s Christmas light switch on event. It was great to see so many people enjoying themselves and I particularly enjoyed one of the local school singing about ‘shopping!’ An event like this, does take […]

Workshop on the Future of Rayleigh Town Centre

05/11/2019

I have always been passionate about retail and being an entrepreneur and I suppose being born into a family of entrepreneurs it would be inevitable that it would become a passion of mine. So I recently attended a ‘workshop on the future of Rayleigh Town Centre’ which was organised by the District Council and the […]

Community CCTV

08/07/2019

I have recently published my views on CCTV here and this has met with mixed reactions from members of the public. Not one to ruin the party, I propose the concept of a wide network of community manned CCTV cameras. What’s different?Manned CCTV is a different beast to an unmanned system. Live images being monitored […]

Is CCTV A Silver Bullet for Crime in Rayleigh?

05/07/2019

I thought it might be useful to clear up any misunderstandings on my view on the current CCTV situation or lack of it. During the last 3 years of my sitting on Rayleigh Town Council, I have been acutely aware of problems with the CCTV system that they had – poor image quality, camera locations […]

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