A FLYTIPPING plagued Wollescote is among areas across the borough being considered for CCTV.

Community campaigner Natalie Neale, who is the Conservative Party candidate for Cradley and Wollescote in the May local election, has been calling for a camera to be installed on Wynall Lane to help crack down on flytipping, anti-social behaviour and speeding motorists in the area.

She said: "Many residents have spoken to me over the last few months, highlighting many crime related concerns.

"Unfortunately local residents have felt Wollescote has been the ‘forgotten area’ and are concerned about the ongoing crime and suggested CCTV cameras would be a fantastic resource in the area to help control the anti-social behaviour, speeding cars and flytipping.

"Residents want action and enforcement, but to do this the council needs the installation of CCTV cameras so we can reduce the incidents and make residents who live in the area feel safe and enhance their health and wellbeing."

Natalie, who was previously a councillor for Kingswinford and Wall Heath, said Dudley Council's cabinet member for housing and community services, Councillor Laura Taylor, has listened to the concerns residents have raised and she added: "She has been understanding of the need of the cameras, especially for one to be sited on Wynall Lane, which could help prevent and enforce more action to be taken regarding flytipping in the nearby lanes."

Cllr Taylor said: "Following Natalie’s lobbying, the council are now undertaking the required background works prior to the governance work and installation of the CCTV in the area.

"She is absolutely right that Wollescote deserves its share of the investment into the CCTV network.

"It has unique problems in respect of flytipping and also can be a transit area for many committing crimes elsewhere.

"Positioning cameras here would not only seek to deter people from committing crime and anti-social behaviour, but could also provide vital information to help us tackle other issues pertinent to the area."