Town’s Traders Demand CCTV
Tickhills Business Association is pleading for a CCTV system to combat a crime wave.
One shop owner on Tickhill’s high street has suffered seven crimes in the past three years and her patience is wearing thin.
Ros Jones, Mayor of Doncaster, said: “With limited public funds available we have to prioritise areas with the greatest need.”
Members of Tickhill Business Association say they want a new closed-circuit TV system to reduce the amount of crime and anti-social behaviour.
Anita, who has run Davie Fine Art in Castlegate for more than 20 years, has recently experienced her third smash-and grab raid and has also had to deal with attempted burglaries and thefts.
Paintings and bronze figures were stolen when the shop windows were broken. “We just feel so vulnerable and it is our livelihoods on the line,” said Anita.
Her neighbour, Nikki Davies, who owns a chocolate and coffee shop and is an official of Tickhill Business Association, said CCTV would solve the problem because the A631 through Tickhill is a busy road and offers a good escape route for criminals.
“We think it is essential,” she said. “A lot of our members are concerned. They are trying to protect their businesses and are worried crime will cost them their businesses. CCTV would make a significant difference.”