Great Local Teamwork
At a recent meeting of Marton & Nunthorpe Neighbourhood Watch, Morgan McClintock the Chair of the Parish Council, brought up the subject of the obsolete CCTV camera located at the Southern Cross Junction. This is something that has been raised by the Parish Council on a number of occasions following damage to trees, ASB, fly tipping, and drivers failing to stop when pedestrians are using the zebra crossing.
Mayor Andy Preston and Deputy Mayor Mieka Smiles, who were both present at the meeting, undertook to follow up this issue with the relevant Officers of Middlesbrough Council, and we this week received confirmation that a request has been raised for new cameras at the Southern Cross Junction.
A new PTZ camera with three static cameras will be installed. The equipment is due for delivery by the end of June so the camera is scheduled to be upgraded and operational by the end of July. This camera will be able to view activities taking place around a significant section of Nunthorpe, Marton East and Marton West as well as the operation of the traffic lights.
By working together in a constructive way we have achieved a positive outcome.