Havant cabinet defers decision on CCTV coverage

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A DECISION on whether a council should keep footing the bill for CCTV coverage was deferred.

After discussions in private, the Conservative cabinet of Havant Borough Council decided to defer the decision to a later date.

CCTV cameras cost the authority around £154,000 a year to run.

The authority has asked the police – one of the main users of the footage – to contribute to the bill, but the force has said it cannot afford it.

A scrutiny team has recommended the council continues paying for the CCTV.