CCTV systems installed to protect a Buxton community spot have had a positive effect, according to town officials.
Cameras were installed at the car park of Pavillion Gardens after several incidents of anti-social behaviour in the area.
The Buxton Advertiser reports the camera is part of the High Peak Borough Council’s public CCTV system and is monitored 24 hours a day, seven days a week by dedicated surveillance staff.
On one occasion, the monitoring officer spotted around 30 youths drinking alcohol, despite being under age. This was quickly reported to the police who were about to disperse the crowd and confiscate the alcohol.
Councillor Anthony Mckeown, executive member for communities, said: "Incidents like this really show the value of our investment in CCTV."
A number of local authorities across the UK have turned to the power of CCTV to help reduce the amount of anti-social behaviour incidents in their towns in recent months.