Lights, cameras... action completed on �90k scheme in West End Park, March

THEY said “let there be lighting” – and lo, there was lighting. And behold, there was CCTV too.

As darkness fell on a murky afternoon in West End Park, March, a switch was flicked and the gloom was pierced by 20 bright new street lights.

Two new CCTV cameras have also been installed and will monitor the area around the skate bowl and Marylebone Bridge.

Fenland councillors and members of the Friends of West End Park gathered there on Wednesday for the official “switch-on” event marking the completion of the �90,000 scheme, which has been funded by Fenland District Council.

Councillor Peter Murphy, FDC’s portfolio holder responsible for the environment, said: “The new lights will make a big difference to park users and make them feel a lot safer at night.

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“The cameras will also be highly effective in helping us to respond quickly to reports crime and disorder, including any antisocial behaviour. As they have infra-red capability, they will also be able to observe other parts of the park where there is no lighting.”

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