23. July 2012 16:09
2 of the town webcams have failed.
We didn’t want to have 2 broken images on the site as this generates on average 30+ complaints each week when the cameras are not updating.
We have had a number of complaints already about the missing or broken webcams but as they are owned and hosted by the business owners who have them in their shops we do not have any control over the cameras or when they will be replaced.
The IP cameras cost on average £200 each plus the cost of the business broadband line for them to upload their photos 24/7 and so it is an extra cost each business who chooses to host a webcam has to cover.
We will add the webcam images back to the site if the business owners replace their cameras.