Don't miss a story sign up to Sidmouth Herald's FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

More support for CCTV plans in Ottery car park

PUBLISHED: 11:45 07 December 2017

Lynn Thurgate, owner of the Tumbling Weir Hotel, took these photos of the latest damage around the hotel.

Lynn Thurgate, owner of the Tumbling Weir Hotel, took these photos of the latest damage around the hotel.

Archant

An Ottery hotelier is backing plans to install CCTV around the Land of Canaan car park after vandals struck once again at the weekend.

Lynn Thurgate, owner of the Tumbling Weir Hotel, took these photos of the latest damage around the hotel. Lynn Thurgate, owner of the Tumbling Weir Hotel, took these photos of the latest damage around the hotel.

Lynn Thurgate, of the Tumbling Weir Hotel said fences had been damaged, debris left in the road blocking the entrance to the Canaan Way business, a light was smashed, and items had been thrown into the mill stream on Saturday night.

The couple, who have run the business for 16 years, said the problem was ongoing and the latest damage would set them back several hundred pounds.

Mrs Thurgate said: “What have they got against us? We are targeted all the time. Unless we have evidence no-one will do anything. They need to be caught on camera. I do think it [CCTV] will make a difference.

“We have had ongoing problems over the years, it is particularly bad at the moment, we have had eggs thrown at the hotel, stuff nicked, deliveries nicked.”

Residents spoke out about their concerns back in August after vandals smashed wing mirrors and dented cars in the car park.

The town council discussed the issue at a meeting on Monday. Councillor Roger Giles said there had been a series of incidents in October and November and he had contacted the district council about installing cameras at the car park.

He said: “Ottery St Mary Town Council expresses its concerns at the continuing problem and vandalism and antisocial behaviour in and around the Land of Canaan. The council asks the police to take the measures to monitor and deal with the problem.

“The council also asks EDDC and the police to install CCTV at the Land of Canaan and the council indicates its willingness to make a financial contribution towards the cost of installation.”

He added his hopes the cameras would add a deterrent effect but were there if an incident took place.

The council voted to support Cllr Giles’ proposal.

Comments have been disabled on this article.

Other News Stories

The sun came out on Saturday for Sidmouth Gig Club’s blessing and naming ceremony of their new Cornish pilot boat, Little Picket.

Read more

A Sidmouth café committed to staying green since its inception has expanded its range of recyclable products.

Read more
Yesterday, 18:00

Plans to build seven new homes in Sidbury have been backed by Sidmouth Town Council.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:45

A young Sidmouth mum has spoken out about her difficulties making ends meet to encourage others not to be ashamed to seek help.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:30

A Sidmouth care home which puts its residents’ wellbeing and happiness at the centre of its service has been rated ‘outstanding’ by health inspectors.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:30

A ‘one-in-a-billion’ toddler battling cancer has inspired his auntie to run the London Marathon to boost the charity supporting him.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:31

The owners of Sidmouth’s only nightclub have unveiled their plans to turn the venue into an all-in-one restaurant and bar.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:02

An occupational therapist who trained as a Pilates teacher after it relieved her back pain has brought its benefits to her beloved Sidmouth.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:19

Swimmers went to great lengths once again to raise £9,600 for local causes in the annual Swimathon.

Read more
Thu, 18:38

Sidmouth’s sole nightclub Carinas has closed permanently.

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 2°C

min temp: -1°C

Most Read News

Useful Links

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Sidmouth Herald e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Local business directory

Devon's trusted business finder

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications