Tuesday, 26th August 2008
A councillor is threatening to block Big-Brother-style CCTV cameras from spying on his house – by letting his trees grow.
Coun Albert Richardson claims the surveillance cameras near his home on Ribbleton Avenue can monitor visitors to his house and are invading neighbours' privacy.
Coun Richardson backed the cameras when they were set up almost 18 months ago – but is now fuming as one has been erected close to his front door.
He said: "I didn't expect one to go up where it has gone up. There are people watching me coming and going outside my house.