Town centre crime is not being monitored on CCTV cameras after Causeway Coast & Glens stopped funding them, with no replacement system in place, Causeway Coast Community can exclusively reveal.
The cameras – considered vital in deterring criminals and reducing crime – were switched off early February and have not been monitored since.
A council spokesperson said “Following the review of Town Centre Public Area CCTV, Council agreed not to continue with the funding for this service across the Borough.
This decision was forwarded to Safer Causeway Ltd who facilitate the operation of the Public Area CCTV in Coleraine town centre giving notice that the funding would cease in February 2020.”
It is understood that businesses will be informed this week by the text messaging system.