Church backs CCTV campaign

A £200 boost has been given to Sidmouth s CCTV WATCH campaign this week from the clergy.

A £200 boost has been given to Sidmouth's CCTV WATCH campaign this week from the clergy.

Sidmouth Methodist Church has made the donation, and says Chris Taylor from Sidmouth Chamber of Commerce; who has been researching the project and collecting donations and pledges, proves the community supports the scheme.

"For the church and individuals as well to support the scheme goes to show this is something that is wanted by the community," he said.

"The Methodist Church offered their support right from the first reports when we kicked off the appeal and even offered their premises for meetings," said Mr Taylor, who was presented the cheque by Geoff Moss, the Methodist Church's chairman of finance and property committee.

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Mr Taylor told Mr Moss that most towns' CCTV systems were installed and maintained by their town or city councils.

He added: "I think the town council has got to realise they are here to serve the community and that the support we have had clearly indicates the wish of the community for a CCTV system.

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"The council, being leaders of the town, should actually take control and run the system with financial support from the Chamber.

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