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Botanical Gardens install extra security measures following anti-social behaviour

Additional CCTV equipment is now live at Rhyl’s Botanical Gardens following recent reports of anti-social behaviour in the area.

Denbighshire County Council has already taken measures to improve security on site to stamp out anti-social behaviour at the gardens.

The Council commissioned the service of a local security company to patrol the area and lock the gates at 9pm, reopening at 8am the following morning.

To support the continuing work to halt anti-social behaviour at the gardens, the existing CCTV system has received an upgrade which is fully operational.

Councillor Tony Thomas, Lead Member for Housing and Communities, said: “We are pleased to confirm that nine additional CCTV security cameras have now been installed in the Botanical Gardens Park in Rhyl. In addition to this the council have commissioned a security company to open and close the park gates which has been very well received by the local community with their engaging and helpful approach.

“We hope that these measures will resolve the anti-social behaviour problems we have been experiencing in the park recently. The additional cameras will provide greater coverage of the park including coverage of areas previously not accessible by the existing cameras.”

Councillor Mark Young, Lead Member for Planning, Public Protection and Safer Communities, added: “The council will continue to work with North Wales Police and the Friends of the Botanical Gardens volunteer group to tackle the issue of anti-social behaviour in the park.”

“We and the Police will have access to the cameras and will be monitoring the system should any issues occur in the future”