CARDIGAN’S new state-of-the-art public CCTV system has a teething problem – one of the cameras has its view obscured by the Welsh flag.

Members of the town council were told that the camera installed at the Guildhall did not have a complete view back along the High Street due to the flag hanging from the building.

Cllr John Adams-Lewis said: “The camera cannot see all the way up High Street. Perhaps when they put it up the flag was wrapped around the pole. The flag is right in the line of sight.

“It needs to be sorted and we will need a site meeting as who will pay for moving it?”

Four new cameras have been installed in Cardigan as part of the Dyfed-Powys Police and Crime Commissioner Dafydd Llywelyn’s key pledge to reinvest in a public CCTV system.

As well as the one outside the Guildhall, they are situated at Pont y Cleifion, Pendre and Morgan Street, with the possibility of more to be added.

The camera locations have been decided following a review of a crime pattern analysis and in consultation with partner agencies.

More than 120 state of the art CCTV cameras are being installed in 17 towns throughout the police force area of Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Powys.

They link directly back to police HQ, where they are continually monitored and recorded.

The previous CCTV system in Cardigan was scrapped back in 2014 due to spiralling costs but Mr Llywelyn pledged to restore them in town across the Dyfed-Powys Police area, funded from the precept, in a £2m project.