SIX months down the line and Cardigan’s new state of the art police CCTV system still has its view along the High Street obscured by the Welsh flag hanging from the town’s Guildhall.

“Several months have gone by since this was first raised and the police should be contacting us about this,” said Cllr John Adams-Lewis at a recent meeting of the town council.

“It’s not us that want to move the flag, it’s them. The police have to tell us where the flag should go so as not to disrupt the CCTV.”

Four new cameras have been installed in Cardigan this year as part of the Dyfed-Powys Police and Crime Commissioner Dafydd Llywelyn’s key pledge to reinvest in a £2m 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 were decided following a review of a crime pattern analysis and in consultation with partner agencies.

More than 120 state of the art CCTV cameras have been 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.