Concerns over Penicuik CCTV cameras

Police and civic leaders have voiced concerns at the continuing unreliability of the CCTV system in Penicuik.

As reported in the Advertiser in August, the camera at the top of Lamb’s Pend was the focus of the town’s attention. Local shopkeepers were concerned that the camera was not working while their business premises were being vandalised and windows being smashed.

Updating Penicuik and District Community Council at their recent meeting, Inspector Neil Simpson said: “There are eight cameras in Penicuik. All the cameras are about at the end of their life expectancy.

“They are going out like light bulbs and have to be switched around.”

He continued that the camera at Lamb’s Pend was operating intermittently with local Midlothian councillor Margaret Wilson (SNP) adding that a cherry picker machine was to be sent to repair the camera.

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