Extra security for Napoleonic fort

Extra security for Napoleonic fort

Extra security for Napoleonic fort

First published in News

NEW CCTV for a Napoleonic fort could also help protect allotments blighted by theft and vandalism.

The Harwich Society is set to be handed £2,300 from Harwich Town Council to fund the upgrading of security cameras at the Redoubt Fort off Main Road in Dovercourt.

The ancient momument sits behind a row of houses and allotments and is accessible by a drawbridge.

And the new CCTV system will have increased coverage of the fort, including the external boundary, which is expected to also provide views of the allotments.

Robert Day, chairman of Harwich Town Council’s finance committee, which approved the grant, said: "Harwich Town Council works very closely with the Harwich Society and this project actually has the additional benefit of offering CCTV coverage on to the allotment site that surrounds the Redoubt.

In the past year allotment holders have suffered the theft of produce growing on the land, and in December 19 sheds were broken into with one torched.

The cash boost is subject to approval at the next full Harwich Town Council meeting on March 5.

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