Monday, July 24, 2017

'Kilcullen could benefit from community CCTV' — Heydon

Kilcullen could benefit from a roll-out of community CCTV systems to combat crime, writes Brian Byrne.

That's the view of Kildare South FG TD Martin Heydon, who recently led a delegation of local Municipal District Mayors for a meeting with Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan TD to discuss the matter.

The deputy says Kilcullen and communities such as Rathangan, Ballymore and Castledermot could all benefit from a plan which would offer grant aid of up to 60pc of the cost of such installations.

"Working with An Garda Siochana and local community alert groups, we want to ensure that the technology and resources available are used to the best effect in Kildare South," Deputy Heydon said.

He is pictured with the Minister and Cllr Fintan Brett, outgoing Mayor Naas MD; Cllr Mark Stafford outgoing Mayor Kildare/Newbridge MD; and Cllr Ivan Keatley, incoming Mayor of Athy MD.