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Daventry councillors get GPS cameras to report fly-tipping and graffiti

Councillors with cameras
Image caption Councillors in Daventry can use the cameras to report problems in their wards

Councillors have been given special cameras to take pictures of graffiti, litter and fly-tipped rubbish.

The cameras given to Daventry District Council members have GPS technology allowing the location of problem areas to be pinpointed on a map.

Sixteen cameras, one for each ward in the council area, have been donated by contractor Enterprise.

The council said they would help it deal with feedback on environmental issues more effectively.

The cameras can also be used to report cases where bin collections and grass, hedge and tree cutting have been missed.

Jo Gilford, access and communication portfolio holder at the council, said: "In this digital age, where technology can help us to process information more quickly and accurately, these GPS cameras will prove really useful for councillors undertaking their everyday duties."

The council has also launched a new app for smartphones and tablets, allowing residents to report issues as they move around the district.

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