The recent series of break-ins and thefts in Strokestown has led to calls by members of the community for CCTV to be installed in the town.
While normally a very peaceful and quiet town, Strokestown is on the main N5 Dublin to Westport road and as such is easy to enter and exit by road. The Bank of Ireland in Strokestown was robbed a number of months ago, and the culprits remain at large. While the number of such crimes is low compared to many parts of the country, Strokestown and surrounding areas have been subjected to numerous, seemingly isolated, break-ins and burglaries over the past number of years.
The idea of installing CCTV which would cover the five access roads and the town centre has been mooted by several over the years, but to date, no progress has been made to make an application for funding for the project. There are a number of funding avenues through which communities can seek support for CCTV installations, and the recent happenings have once again put the matter on the agenda.
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