CCTV for 'troubled' Tunstall estate
A CCTV camera will be installed to tackle anti-social behaviour in a city neighbourhood.
Residents in Tunstall have raised concerns about problem behaviour and fly-tipping.
Now a mobile camera which is currently monitoring Burslem Park will be moved to the junction of Bond Street and Summerbank Road.
The move has been arranged by Stoke-on-Trent City councillor Martin Garner, who represents Goldenhill and Sandyford.
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He said: "The reason for the camera is primarily to monitor anti-social behaviour and also fly-tipping.
"Concerns have been raised by residents over a long period of time, particularly in the High Street and Summerbank Road triangle where there's been some trouble.
"It has included alcohol-related issues, anti-social behaviour linked to derelict property, and a little bit of violent crime. A lot of it is low level, but it's something that impacts on people's lives."
A mobile camera in Burslem Park is about to be replaced by a permanent one, and Mr Garner has secured the spare camera for the spot in Tunstall.
There is already a socket at the location that is compatible with the mobile cameras owned by the city council.
He said: "It has taken a while to identify a camera to go there, we have been lobbying for the best part of 12 months.
"The problem is there are far more camera points than we have got cameras – they are very much at a premium.
"It is going to be another tool in terms of identifying perpetrators.
"Hopefully it will deter people from both anti-social behaviour and fly-tipping."
Residents in the area have welcomed news of the camera, which will be put in place in the new year.
Adrian Chetwynd, chairman of Tunstall North Residents' Association, said: "As a residents' association we have been trying for this for quite a while.
"Hopefully this will take away some of the issues.
"It's got to be an improvement for the area."
John Bannister, aged 72, who lives on the corner of Bond Street and High Street, said: "We have been waiting for the camera to go up for a while. I think it will be a good thing.
"Hopefully it will put a stop to the problems we have around here."