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Cameras to deter antisocial behaviour

Popular benches at the corner of Court Street and Dundonald Street have been temporarily removed, and the Corporation of Hamilton is planning to install cameras to combat antisocial behaviour in the area.

The plaza on the northeast side of the junction is often used for socialising, eating or resting, but has been subject to public urination, littering and cannabis smoking.

Edward Benevides, the City of Hamilton's chief operating officer, said the Corporation was “trying to get the community to take charge of the area”, adding: “There are certain activities that go on there only because people allow them to.”

The benches were moved yesterday morning for a power wash, while the cameras are intended to deter further misuse at the location, Mr Benevides said.

Deterring bad behaviour: CCTV cameras (File photograph by Akil Simmons)

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Published December 12, 2015 at 8:00 am (Updated December 12, 2015 at 2:29 am)

Cameras to deter antisocial behaviour

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