Hundreds back calls for CCTV

NILALM110913F1 - Queen Elizabeth Way Kirk Hallam
NILALM110913F1 - Queen Elizabeth Way Kirk Hallam

HUNDREDS of residents have backed calls for CCTV to be installed in a Kirk Hallam shopping precinct.

A petition was started in July after 26-year-old dad, Ashley Paylor, was attacked with a broken bottle outside shops on Queen Elizabeth Way.

The incident hospitalised Mr Paylor for two nights and left him needing stitches and with scars on his face.

More than 350 people have put their name behind the calls for cameras to be installed since that incident.

Ward councillor, John Frudd, said: “People have been very positive about the idea and the petition.

“They’ve had enough and want to see some sort of action to put an end to this now.

“CCTV cameras will make local people feel safer and it is a permanent pair of eyes watching over the community.”

The signatures will be handed over to Cllr Mike Wallis, lead member for culture and leisure at Erewash Borough Council, on Tuesday September 20.

An identical petition has already been handed over to police officers.

Cllr Frudd added: “Anti-social behaviour in Kirk Hallam is a problem that needs solving and this will help to do that.”