Town's CCTV pledge

A TOWN'S leaders have pledged to continue searching for funds to set up closed circuit television cameras - despite a refusal by the Home Office to give grant aid.

A TOWN has pledged to continue searching for funds to set up closed circuit television cameras - despite a refusal by the Home Office to give grant aid.

Framlingham is one of five towns in east Suffolk considering the installation of CCTV cameras to fight street crime, including drug use and criminal damage.

The other towns are Aldeburgh, Leiston, Saxmundham and Woodbridge, the total bid amounting to £175,000.

However, a bid for £175,000 has been turned down by the Home Office.

Kevin Coe, the council's vice-chairman, said he was confident the town council would obtain funds and it would explore other sources.

“I can't understand their reasoning but, one way or another, we will get there,” he added.

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