Scrutiny Focus on Cameras(November 05, 2012)
When asked how much the system would cost to maintain after the first year, the town clerk again didn't know.
The answer is that the new system will be entirely digital - if it isn't it really isn't worth having.
"Quite how it has come about that a minor local authority or parish council is responsible for CCTV systems is beyond me," said VFWs Steve Dancey.
"These are highly technical systems that are expensive and should be the province of Wiltshire Council which should have the expertise and buying power to get the best deal - and deal with the potential legal ramifications of having such a system which I very much doubt our Councillors are even aware of.
"I'm still to be convinced on the efficacy of CCTV as a crime fighting tool.
"Despite having attended many many trials at courts over the years I still can't remember when production of CCTV evidence material has played a crucial part in securing a conviction."
Councillors also agree to spend £1,000 for a flag pole at 'Tirana House' (they call it the Civic Centre) - we already have enough of these things at The Minster, St Laurence and at the war memorial.
"Until Gordon Brown messed about with the regulations there were only 8 days when official buildings were supposed to fly the union flag - not that the people who run the town council would have been aware of such niceties.
There was a shed-load of money for the Civic Centre sound system as people have been complaining about the building's acoustics also set aside.
They were warned about this before they wasted our million pounds on this 1960s shack - but of course chose not to listen to visionforwarminster.co.uk.
"We stand by our view that the mega-loan spending on this building is a costly mistake," adds Paul Macdonald.