Pity poor Richard McNaughton. He has been complaining of antisocial behaviour at his Guinness Trust flat since 2004, but has been told there is ‘too little evidence’ to take action.
So he hit on the idea of CCTV, and paid for its installation himself.
The 41-year-old installed the system after he was told there was not enough evidence to back up his complaints about antisocial behaviour.So you won’t act unless there’s evidence, and then he’s prevented from actually collecting that evidence?
Now staff at his housing association have warned the CCTV system could be a “cause of friction” and its use might breach his tenancy agreement.
Perhaps you should change your name to the Kafka Trust…
It isn’t even as if he’s the only one, either:
He bought the cameras to help him build up a log of gripes and said he would never be able to provide the information required by the trust, if he had to take them down.Why indeed?
Mr McNaughton said: “Instead of trying to help, the trust is saying they want me to take the cameras down.
“I know there are at least three other people around here with security cameras looking out over the grassed areas – why am I the only one who is being criticised?”
No one from the Guinness Trust was available to comment.There’s a surprise…