02:26PM, Thursday 26 January 2017
Controversial proposals to axe CCTV cameras in certain key areas in Windsor and Maidenhead were revealed by the Royal Borough this week.
A total of 30 camera sites are at risk of being scrapped, leading to concerns from some councillors about a rise in anti-social behaviour and crime.
The borough says the cameras which have been identified are used ‘infrequently’ or have become ‘unviable’.
Many believe CCTV can act as a strong deterrent and help bring criminals to justice, but some critics have questioned their effectiveness and hit out at a perceived 'Big Brother' society.
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