I don’t see how they can possibly object:
A penny-pinching council left a shopkeeper stunned when it refused to hand over CCTV crime footage... because it would cost too much.What?!?
Amanda Wright, who runs Wright's Family Bakers in Walton on the Naze, Essex asked for the images after mindless vandals smashed the shop's front window.Just why was she doing this herself anyway?
But the baker was left gobsmacked when Tendring District Council bosses refused the request, saying it would be too expensive to retrieve footage.
Surely if a complaint of criminal damage has been made, it should be the responsibility of the police to liaise with the council?
And would the council tell them ‘Sorry, no can do’..?
She said: 'What is the point of having CCTV if no-one can view it?’Good point!
Lynda McWilliams, the councillor responsible for customer services, said: 'The footage is contained on a hard drive within the camera equipment itself.Hey, Lynda, maybe you should have thought of that before you soaked the ratepayers for the money to put the useless bloody thing up in the first place?
'Therefore the council need to call in its contractor with a cherry picker to get at the footage and obtain a copy.'