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£1.4m ‘scandal’ of CCTV cost to the taxpayer

Canterbury City Council has criticised as “shallow” the report which reveals it has spent more on CCTV in the past three years than any other Kent council. Figures released under the Freedom of Information Act show it has forked out £1,445,345 in buying, maintaining and staffing surveillance technology. Civil rights campaigner Big Brother Watch has branded the expenditure as shocking, after …

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£1.5m to spy on us could be better spent

[pullquote]Well, since the UK is the most-spied upon nation in the world why don’t we have the lowest crime rate?[/pullquote]Civil rights campaigners Big Brother Watch have branded as shocking the huge amount of money Canterbury council has spent on spy cameras in the past three years. And we sympathise with this view. At a time when council employees are facing redundancy, …

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A CCTV camera has been installed on Herne Bay seafront to deter beach hut vandals - but only for six weeks. The temporary measure was put in place after concerns about vandalism and arson attempts were expressed. The seafront at Western Esplanade has long been a target for anti-social behaviour and criminal damage, with countless crimes reported in recent years.

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