At last! £10k CCTV cameras to put the brake on boy racers

At last! £10k CCTV cameras to put the brake on boy racers

At last! £10k CCTV cameras to put the brake on boy racers

First published in Echo News

CAMERAS have finally been put up in a bid to end resident anger over cars racing around a road on Canvey.

Residents near Roscommon Way have been putting up with noise from boy racers for two years.

But now it is hoped the two CCTV cameras will act as a deterrent, or lead to drivers being prosecuted.

The cameras, costing £5,000 each, have been installed by Castle Point Council and paid for by Essex County Council highways.

The CTV had been on the cards for eight months, but was delayed by health and safety red tape.

Ray Howard, county councillor for Canvey, said: “I’m delighted this is happening and hope it will end the unpleasantness which has been bothering residents.

“I know they have been suffering and am entirely sympathetic to the fact they often cannot sleep.

“Hopefully, with the police, we can stop this from continuing to happen.’’ Billy Baxter, 26, who lives nearby, welcomed the cameras, but thought it might take a while for them to have any effect.

He said: “Unfortunately, I don’t think boy racers are the smartest of people. I mean, who races along a road at night, destroying their tyres and engines for fun?

“I think they will probably go on for a bit until they start receiving fines, or will just move and race around near CanveyWay, or even Haven Road, which is a straight long road, but is really close to homes. ”

Residents were told in January cameras would be installed in Roscommon Way, but a health and safety survey had to be carried out after concerns lamp posts would not be able to support their weight.

The survey came back in August saying they were safe enough, paving the way for the cameras.

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6:05am Tue 2 Sep 14

Keptquiettillnow says...

Three or four speed humps is all it would have taken.
Three or four speed humps is all it would have taken. Keptquiettillnow
  • Score: 5

6:48am Tue 2 Sep 14

sesibollox says...

Time to start reeling them in, with big fines in the post, well done, jolly well done..
Time to start reeling them in, with big fines in the post, well done, jolly well done.. sesibollox
  • Score: 4

7:47am Tue 2 Sep 14

thecoat says...

Great idea and I’m all for it as we can here hear these goons hooning around in Benfleet also when the wind is blowing in the right direction.

I’m just wondering how CCTV is going to be able to determine the speed that these idiots are driving at? Surly a section of average speed cameras would have been a better idea or as mentioned above speed humps?

Lets hope it woks.
Great idea and I’m all for it as we can here hear these goons hooning around in Benfleet also when the wind is blowing in the right direction. I’m just wondering how CCTV is going to be able to determine the speed that these idiots are driving at? Surly a section of average speed cameras would have been a better idea or as mentioned above speed humps? Lets hope it woks. thecoat
  • Score: 3

7:58am Tue 2 Sep 14

pembury53 says...

fines from a CCTV camera ? anyway just youngsters enjoying themselves, and a bit of noise is hardly anything to get worked up about.....
fines from a CCTV camera ? anyway just youngsters enjoying themselves, and a bit of noise is hardly anything to get worked up about..... pembury53
  • Score: -10

8:21am Tue 2 Sep 14

thecoat says...

pembury53 wrote:
fines from a CCTV camera ? anyway just youngsters enjoying themselves, and a bit of noise is hardly anything to get worked up about.....
What if you are driving down a stretch of road at the same time that these “youngsters enjoying themselves” cause an accident that involves yourself or a family member? Is it still fun then? Maybe you need to look at the bigger picture of all this.
[quote][p][bold]pembury53[/bold] wrote: fines from a CCTV camera ? anyway just youngsters enjoying themselves, and a bit of noise is hardly anything to get worked up about.....[/p][/quote]What if you are driving down a stretch of road at the same time that these “youngsters enjoying themselves” cause an accident that involves yourself or a family member? Is it still fun then? Maybe you need to look at the bigger picture of all this. thecoat
  • Score: 3

9:27am Tue 2 Sep 14

Robin Reliant says...

thecoat wrote:
Great idea and I’m all for it as we can here hear these goons hooning around in Benfleet also when the wind is blowing in the right direction.

I’m just wondering how CCTV is going to be able to determine the speed that these idiots are driving at? Surly a section of average speed cameras would have been a better idea or as mentioned above speed humps?

Lets hope it woks.
They won't determine how fast, just record the vehicle driving up the road and as long as they are on the correct side of the road and not all over the place then i fail to see what penaltys can be given out won't even cover noise pollution from revving engines and screeching tyres either, they are just a deterrent i would think, they racers will find somewhere else to go, police stops and fines for every fault even minor ones will be the only way forward.
[quote][p][bold]thecoat[/bold] wrote: Great idea and I’m all for it as we can here hear these goons hooning around in Benfleet also when the wind is blowing in the right direction. I’m just wondering how CCTV is going to be able to determine the speed that these idiots are driving at? Surly a section of average speed cameras would have been a better idea or as mentioned above speed humps? Lets hope it woks.[/p][/quote]They won't determine how fast, just record the vehicle driving up the road and as long as they are on the correct side of the road and not all over the place then i fail to see what penaltys can be given out won't even cover noise pollution from revving engines and screeching tyres either, they are just a deterrent i would think, they racers will find somewhere else to go, police stops and fines for every fault even minor ones will be the only way forward. Robin Reliant
  • Score: 3

9:31am Tue 2 Sep 14

thecoat says...

A deterrent costing 10k.......
A deterrent costing 10k....... thecoat
  • Score: 1

10:04am Tue 2 Sep 14

beverman says...

I see Ray Howrad is at the front of this one.
Is it because the road is at the very back of his house (soon to be a 50 bed care home in the new CPDC plan).
Cha Ching £££££££
Can I have planning for a care home on my house......NOPE!
Look at me, Mr Feckin Canvey!.......T0$$er
!!!!!
I see Ray Howrad is at the front of this one. Is it because the road is at the very back of his house (soon to be a 50 bed care home in the new CPDC plan). Cha Ching £££££££ Can I have planning for a care home on my house......NOPE! Look at me, Mr Feckin Canvey!.......T0$$er !!!!! beverman
  • Score: 6

11:28am Tue 2 Sep 14

Kim Gandy says...

pembury53 wrote:
fines from a CCTV camera ? anyway just youngsters enjoying themselves, and a bit of noise is hardly anything to get worked up about.....
Shut up idiot. Stop making a pippy show of yourself again.
[quote][p][bold]pembury53[/bold] wrote: fines from a CCTV camera ? anyway just youngsters enjoying themselves, and a bit of noise is hardly anything to get worked up about.....[/p][/quote]Shut up idiot. Stop making a pippy show of yourself again. Kim Gandy
  • Score: -1

11:29am Tue 2 Sep 14

Chairman Meow says...

As I've pointed out before, the CCTV cameras installed in Castle Point aren't controlled or monitored in real-time, so they might as well have installed dummy cameras. The fact that police are asking for witnesses to a crash at the roundabout by Northwick Road makes this clear, there are several very expensive cameras operating there and yet none have a recording of it? http://www.echo-news
.co.uk/news/11443010
.Police_searching_fo
r_driver_who_fled_cr
ash_scene/

I suggest the Echo do proper journalism and ask questions as to why this is the case.
As I've pointed out before, the CCTV cameras installed in Castle Point aren't controlled or monitored in real-time, so they might as well have installed dummy cameras. The fact that police are asking for witnesses to a crash at the roundabout by Northwick Road makes this clear, there are several very expensive cameras operating there and yet none have a recording of it? http://www.echo-news .co.uk/news/11443010 .Police_searching_fo r_driver_who_fled_cr ash_scene/ I suggest the Echo do proper journalism and ask questions as to why this is the case. Chairman Meow
  • Score: 1

11:29am Tue 2 Sep 14

Kim Gandy says...

thecoat wrote:
pembury53 wrote:
fines from a CCTV camera ? anyway just youngsters enjoying themselves, and a bit of noise is hardly anything to get worked up about.....
What if you are driving down a stretch of road at the same time that these “youngsters enjoying themselves” cause an accident that involves yourself or a family member? Is it still fun then? Maybe you need to look at the bigger picture of all this.
Don't waste your time on this deranged numpty.

Just one of the resident desperadoes.
[quote][p][bold]thecoat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pembury53[/bold] wrote: fines from a CCTV camera ? anyway just youngsters enjoying themselves, and a bit of noise is hardly anything to get worked up about.....[/p][/quote]What if you are driving down a stretch of road at the same time that these “youngsters enjoying themselves” cause an accident that involves yourself or a family member? Is it still fun then? Maybe you need to look at the bigger picture of all this.[/p][/quote]Don't waste your time on this deranged numpty. Just one of the resident desperadoes. Kim Gandy
  • Score: 1

11:34am Tue 2 Sep 14

Kim Gandy says...

Chairman Meow wrote:
As I've pointed out before, the CCTV cameras installed in Castle Point aren't controlled or monitored in real-time, so they might as well have installed dummy cameras. The fact that police are asking for witnesses to a crash at the roundabout by Northwick Road makes this clear, there are several very expensive cameras operating there and yet none have a recording of it? http://www.echo-news

.co.uk/news/11443010

.Police_searching_fo

r_driver_who_fled_cr

ash_scene/

I suggest the Echo do proper journalism and ask questions as to why this is the case.
They haven't finished asking questions about the exploding caravans on the A130 back in the winter, yet.

And why they were not properly investigated by the police despite there being evidence that the Echo have proof of and despite the fact that the FIRE SERVICE investigated it and considered it arson and criminal damage.

Still, you all have an opportunity to present such issues to the Police Crime Commissioner Wednesday next week at the Paddocks between 6 and 8pm.

Don't hold your breath though because you'd get better response from a lump of 4x2.
[quote][p][bold]Chairman Meow[/bold] wrote: As I've pointed out before, the CCTV cameras installed in Castle Point aren't controlled or monitored in real-time, so they might as well have installed dummy cameras. The fact that police are asking for witnesses to a crash at the roundabout by Northwick Road makes this clear, there are several very expensive cameras operating there and yet none have a recording of it? http://www.echo-news .co.uk/news/11443010 .Police_searching_fo r_driver_who_fled_cr ash_scene/ I suggest the Echo do proper journalism and ask questions as to why this is the case.[/p][/quote]They haven't finished asking questions about the exploding caravans on the A130 back in the winter, yet. And why they were not properly investigated by the police despite there being evidence that the Echo have proof of and despite the fact that the FIRE SERVICE investigated it and considered it arson and criminal damage. Still, you all have an opportunity to present such issues to the Police Crime Commissioner Wednesday next week at the Paddocks between 6 and 8pm. Don't hold your breath though because you'd get better response from a lump of 4x2. Kim Gandy
  • Score: -2

11:36am Tue 2 Sep 14

Requiescat says...

Speed humps might deter the racers but would cause another problem as the whole point of this road being built was to take lorries of the residential roads by bypassing them.
If there were speed humps then these lorries would also avoid this road and go back to using the residential ones.
Speed humps might deter the racers but would cause another problem as the whole point of this road being built was to take lorries of the residential roads by bypassing them. If there were speed humps then these lorries would also avoid this road and go back to using the residential ones. Requiescat
  • Score: 3

12:43pm Tue 2 Sep 14

sesibollox says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
Chairman Meow wrote:
As I've pointed out before, the CCTV cameras installed in Castle Point aren't controlled or monitored in real-time, so they might as well have installed dummy cameras. The fact that police are asking for witnesses to a crash at the roundabout by Northwick Road makes this clear, there are several very expensive cameras operating there and yet none have a recording of it? http://www.echo-news


.co.uk/news/11443010


.Police_searching_fo


r_driver_who_fled_cr


ash_scene/

I suggest the Echo do proper journalism and ask questions as to why this is the case.
They haven't finished asking questions about the exploding caravans on the A130 back in the winter, yet.

And why they were not properly investigated by the police despite there being evidence that the Echo have proof of and despite the fact that the FIRE SERVICE investigated it and considered it arson and criminal damage.

Still, you all have an opportunity to present such issues to the Police Crime Commissioner Wednesday next week at the Paddocks between 6 and 8pm.

Don't hold your breath though because you'd get better response from a lump of 4x2.
Perlease stop chuntering on about those derelict caravans, you're making a fool of yourself...again.
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chairman Meow[/bold] wrote: As I've pointed out before, the CCTV cameras installed in Castle Point aren't controlled or monitored in real-time, so they might as well have installed dummy cameras. The fact that police are asking for witnesses to a crash at the roundabout by Northwick Road makes this clear, there are several very expensive cameras operating there and yet none have a recording of it? http://www.echo-news .co.uk/news/11443010 .Police_searching_fo r_driver_who_fled_cr ash_scene/ I suggest the Echo do proper journalism and ask questions as to why this is the case.[/p][/quote]They haven't finished asking questions about the exploding caravans on the A130 back in the winter, yet. And why they were not properly investigated by the police despite there being evidence that the Echo have proof of and despite the fact that the FIRE SERVICE investigated it and considered it arson and criminal damage. Still, you all have an opportunity to present such issues to the Police Crime Commissioner Wednesday next week at the Paddocks between 6 and 8pm. Don't hold your breath though because you'd get better response from a lump of 4x2.[/p][/quote]Perlease stop chuntering on about those derelict caravans, you're making a fool of yourself...again. sesibollox
  • Score: -2

2:27pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Howard Cháse says...

Don't forget to turn them off when Billy Bunter wants to go tearing up and down the road rather than getting his head down for some kip though.
Don't forget to turn them off when Billy Bunter wants to go tearing up and down the road rather than getting his head down for some kip though. Howard Cháse
  • Score: -1

6:27pm Tue 2 Sep 14

cropped hero says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
pembury53 wrote:
fines from a CCTV camera ? anyway just youngsters enjoying themselves, and a bit of noise is hardly anything to get worked up about.....
Shut up idiot. Stop making a pippy show of yourself again.
Pretty rich coming from you Gandy.
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pembury53[/bold] wrote: fines from a CCTV camera ? anyway just youngsters enjoying themselves, and a bit of noise is hardly anything to get worked up about.....[/p][/quote]Shut up idiot. Stop making a pippy show of yourself again.[/p][/quote]Pretty rich coming from you Gandy. cropped hero
  • Score: 1

6:57pm Tue 2 Sep 14

pembury53 says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
pembury53 wrote:
fines from a CCTV camera ? anyway just youngsters enjoying themselves, and a bit of noise is hardly anything to get worked up about.....
Shut up idiot. Stop making a pippy show of yourself again.
i stand by those comments 100%, its no big deal, just a few kids enjoying their cars...... people get too worked up over nothing these days, this rule, that rule, you can't do this, you can't do that, frankly i couldn't care less, live and let live as far as i'm concerned....
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pembury53[/bold] wrote: fines from a CCTV camera ? anyway just youngsters enjoying themselves, and a bit of noise is hardly anything to get worked up about.....[/p][/quote]Shut up idiot. Stop making a pippy show of yourself again.[/p][/quote]i stand by those comments 100%, its no big deal, just a few kids enjoying their cars...... people get too worked up over nothing these days, this rule, that rule, you can't do this, you can't do that, frankly i couldn't care less, live and let live as far as i'm concerned.... pembury53
  • Score: -2

10:23pm Tue 2 Sep 14

the25man says...

The cameras won't do a thing as they are not speed cameras.
You can go at slow speeds and pop the turbo's spin wheels and so on.
WHAT USE are the cameras
The cameras won't do a thing as they are not speed cameras. You can go at slow speeds and pop the turbo's spin wheels and so on. WHAT USE are the cameras the25man
  • Score: 0

6:27pm Sat 13 Sep 14

Conison says...

pembury53 wrote:
Kim Gandy wrote:
pembury53 wrote:
fines from a CCTV camera ? anyway just youngsters enjoying themselves, and a bit of noise is hardly anything to get worked up about.....
Shut up idiot. Stop making a pippy show of yourself again.
i stand by those comments 100%, its no big deal, just a few kids enjoying their cars...... people get too worked up over nothing these days, this rule, that rule, you can't do this, you can't do that, frankly i couldn't care less, live and let live as far as i'm concerned....
Clearly this doesn't affect you so don't comment. Meanwhile the residents who are kept up at night by them when most work long hours are suffering. Good that the cameras are up, they don't need to record speed to report someone for careless driving. Thanks
[quote][p][bold]pembury53[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pembury53[/bold] wrote: fines from a CCTV camera ? anyway just youngsters enjoying themselves, and a bit of noise is hardly anything to get worked up about.....[/p][/quote]Shut up idiot. Stop making a pippy show of yourself again.[/p][/quote]i stand by those comments 100%, its no big deal, just a few kids enjoying their cars...... people get too worked up over nothing these days, this rule, that rule, you can't do this, you can't do that, frankly i couldn't care less, live and let live as far as i'm concerned....[/p][/quote]Clearly this doesn't affect you so don't comment. Meanwhile the residents who are kept up at night by them when most work long hours are suffering. Good that the cameras are up, they don't need to record speed to report someone for careless driving. Thanks Conison
  • Score: 0

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