FORMER EASTMOOR REFORMATORY – UPDATE ON SECURITY ISSUES

As you may be aware since the withdrawal of the security guards from the former Eastmoor Reformatory site issues have arisen again with people gaining entry to the old buildings. I took this up with the senior officer in the Council’s Asset Management team and she has advised as follows:

“We will take the necessary steps to re-secure. I’ve asked for a reassessment of on-site security, especially the CCTV with a view to making it more effective.”

I then received the following update:

“I have received confirmation that CCTV coverage has been reviewed and in addition to the 2 cameras already on site covering the rear and centre of the building another 2 will be installed to cover the front, where recent breaches have been occurring.”

I then received the following confirmation from the Service and Capital Cost Manager, on 1st August:

“The camera should be in its new position now , had call from site approx. 2 weeks ago informing me they were on with the work.  Will check with the maintenance officer but all should be completed.”