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Smile youre on Schull CCTV

September 12th, 2015 9:40 AM

By Southern Star Team

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Letters to EditorSIR – With reference to the letter ‘Why rig up CCTV cameras in Schull?’ published on Saturday, August 29th, from contributor Mr Nick Addey, I would humbly submit that he is gravely mistaken if he attributes the propagation of radish plants as being a factor responsible for the absence of pachyderms in the West Cork landscape. It is common knowledge the radish only works for camels (turnips being the more efficient deterrent).

Our ‘crime-ridden’ town of Schull is on its knees, fearing the imminent influx of vandals and low life, ready to disrupt the peaceful and relaxed atmosphere we have grown to love. A mere 19 CCTV cameras are a small intrusion, if this forces criminals to ply their trade 100m from the nearest surveillance point.

What alternatives could we adopt before Schull is considered a soft touch for crimes?

A couple of suggestions:

1. We could employ a few fit lads or lassies to patrol the town on a 24-hour basis. It would only take three or four.

They could be funded by taking photographs of visitors’ cars parked illegally while they spend money in the main street shops. Large fines could be sent to their home addresses and be waiting for them on their return, so as not to spoil their holiday.

2 It could be investigated whether the home improvement grant would allow for the construction of a moat or non-lethal electric fence around each property.

Failing the implementation of these suggestions, next time you’re in Schull, look up and wave. The stranger watching you may be just a friend you haven’t met yet (or not).

Geoff McCarthy,

Schull.

Letters to EditorSIR – With reference to the letter ‘Why rig up CCTV cameras in Schull?’ published on Saturday, August 29th, from contributor Mr Nick Addey, I would humbly submit that he is gravely mistaken if he attributes the propagation of radish plants as being a factor responsible for the absence of pachyderms in the West Cork landscape. It is common knowledge the radish only works for camels (turnips being the more efficient deterrent).

Our ‘crime-ridden’ town of Schull is on its knees, fearing the imminent influx of vandals and low life, ready to disrupt the peaceful and relaxed atmosphere we have grown to love. A mere 19 CCTV cameras are a small intrusion, if this forces criminals to ply their trade 100m from the nearest surveillance point.

What alternatives could we adopt before Schull is considered a soft touch for crimes?

A couple of suggestions:

1. We could employ a few fit lads or lassies to patrol the town on a 24-hour basis. It would only take three or four.

They could be funded by taking photographs of visitors’ cars parked illegally while they spend money in the main street shops. Large fines could be sent to their home addresses and be waiting for them on their return, so as not to spoil their holiday.

2 It could be investigated whether the home improvement grant would allow for the construction of a moat or non-lethal electric fence around each property.

Failing the implementation of these suggestions, next time you’re in Schull, look up and wave. The stranger watching you may be just a friend you haven’t met yet (or not).

Geoff McCarthy,

Schull.

Letters to EditorSIR – With reference to the letter ‘Why rig up CCTV cameras in Schull?’ published on Saturday, August 29th, from contributor Mr Nick Addey, I would humbly submit that he is gravely mistaken if he attributes the propagation of radish plants as being a factor responsible for the absence of pachyderms in the West Cork landscape. It is common knowledge the radish only works for camels (turnips being the more efficient deterrent).

Our ‘crime-ridden’ town of Schull is on its knees, fearing the imminent influx of vandals and low life, ready to disrupt the peaceful and relaxed atmosphere we have grown to love. A mere 19 CCTV cameras are a small intrusion, if this forces criminals to ply their trade 100m from the nearest surveillance point.

What alternatives could we adopt before Schull is considered a soft touch for crimes?

A couple of suggestions:

1. We could employ a few fit lads or lassies to patrol the town on a 24-hour basis. It would only take three or four.

They could be funded by taking photographs of visitors’ cars parked illegally while they spend money in the main street shops. Large fines could be sent to their home addresses and be waiting for them on their return, so as not to spoil their holiday.

2 It could be investigated whether the home improvement grant would allow for the construction of a moat or non-lethal electric fence around each property.

Failing the implementation of these suggestions, next time you’re in Schull, look up and wave. The stranger watching you may be just a friend you haven’t met yet (or not).

Geoff McCarthy,

Schull.

Letters to EditorSIR – With reference to the letter ‘Why rig up CCTV cameras in Schull?’ published on Saturday, August 29th, from contributor Mr Nick Addey, I would humbly submit that he is gravely mistaken if he attributes the propagation of radish plants as being a factor responsible for the absence of pachyderms in the West Cork landscape. It is common knowledge the radish only works for camels (turnips being the more efficient deterrent).

Our ‘crime-ridden’ town of Schull is on its knees, fearing the imminent influx of vandals and low life, ready to disrupt the peaceful and relaxed atmosphere we have grown to love. A mere 19 CCTV cameras are a small intrusion, if this forces criminals to ply their trade 100m from the nearest surveillance point.

What alternatives could we adopt before Schull is considered a soft touch for crimes?

A couple of suggestions:

1. We could employ a few fit lads or lassies to patrol the town on a 24-hour basis. It would only take three or four.

They could be funded by taking photographs of visitors’ cars parked illegally while they spend money in the main street shops. Large fines could be sent to their home addresses and be waiting for them on their return, so as not to spoil their holiday.

2 It could be investigated whether the home improvement grant would allow for the construction of a moat or non-lethal electric fence around each property.

Failing the implementation of these suggestions, next time you’re in Schull, look up and wave. The stranger watching you may be just a friend you haven’t met yet (or not).

Geoff McCarthy,

Schull.

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