CCTV cameras for Fort Regent pool?

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CCTV cameras could be installed to deter young people from entering restricted areas at Fort Regent, including the old swimming pool and the cable car station.

nThe old cable car station at the Fort

Assistant Economic Development Minister Steve Pallett, who has responsibility for sport, said it was a priority that the buildings, which have fallen into a state of disrepair, were torn down.

Last month the Infrastructure Department lodged a planning application on behalf of the Economic Development Department, which is responsible for managing the site, to demolish the former cable car station, swimming pool and aerial walkway between the pool and the main Fort Regent building.

This week, Mr Pallett admitted that the fact people could easily access the areas was a major concern to his department, as well as staff at Fort Regent.

He added: ‘Options are currently under consideration to install cameras and the submission of the planning application is seen by both departments [Economic Development and Infrastructure] to be key to overcoming these difficulties.

‘We will do everything in our power to make sure children and young people do not access the site and put themselves at risk.’

He added that everybody was working at ‘breakneck speed’ to ensure that the buildings would be pulled down and no longer pose a risk to public safety.


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