A brain dead hoon moron has left his signature on the paving in front of Fremantlec‘s Round House. The fool did his first tyre burning wheelies on Friday night and came back for seconds last night, I assume to admire his handy work. You’re an idiot mate and lucky there is no CCTV in the area.
It’s time for the City to install one and not do a sour grapes and leave the West End of High Street without a camera because we did not like the one you were going to put in front of the Round House.
The ugly CCTV mast in front of the Round House has been removed. If the City of Fremantle now also finally could send someone to severely trim the bushes up there, so the steps can be used on both sides and the views down town become visible again, that would be nice.
And what is happening at the Whalers Tunnel, COF? It is still being locked at 3.30 pm although it was announced it would stay open till 8 pm.
I am almost tempted to start this post with an apology, as here yet again is a negative post about the City of Fremantle. I wished so much they would get it right more often, so I would be able to write words of thanks and gratitude, alas it is not to be.
After the debacle of the huge CCTV camera post in front of the Round House, I discovered this morning the city has now put a post smack bang in front of the beautiful Dome/Kulcha building on the Cappuccino Strip. It is probably one of the most photographed sites in Fremantle, so why does the CCTV camera has to be there? There is a perfect location for it on the other site of the street, in front of the ugly Timezone building, in fact there is a huge lamp post there to which one could attach a camera.
Does anyone care about aesthetics at the city, and how badly placed posts, signs and cameras spoil the photos tourists take?
The City of Fremantle has instructed the contractor to stop all work on the CCTV camera installation at the Round House until a better solution has been found.
Complaints from me on this blog, and by the Fremantle Society and FICRA, have resulted in the COF becoming aware the pole is in the wrong location and on a heritage site.
It is good to see the city reacting so fast and in a positive way.
People power still works now and then, even in Freo.
There are quite a few unhappy people in Fremantle‘s West End who question why the city has put a huge post in front of the Round House to install a CCTV camera there. Residents say the camera could be zoomed into their bedrooms and fear invasion of privacy, while others wonder about the aesthetics of putting the ten metre pole on the heritage site. The camera could have been installed below the Round House on the other side of the railway line at Little High Street, where it would not have interfered with views to the Round House when looking up from High Street.
Has heritage architect Agnieshka Kiera and her staff been consulted at all about erecting the big pole in front of the historic Round House? I doubt it.
This is yet another half done job by the severly lacking City of Fremantle, where a good enough attitude seems to prevail and not many appear to care about excellence and professionalism. Can someone please take the sleeping pills away from the CEO.
The residents and businesses in the West End of Fremantle will be happy the city is putting a CCTV camera at Arthur Head, but why does it need to be on a ten metre high pole just to the side of the historic Round House? It’s one of the highest points of the city and the camera could have been put on a much lower pole. This is overkill!
The long awaited arrival of security CCTV cameras in the West End of Fremantle is finally approaching implementation, with five tradesmen checking out the site just in front of the Round House today. The camera will be put on a 10 metre tall post and will be able to monitor activities all the way down High Street, along the railway line at Little High Street, and the Arthur Head precinct.
If we now also could have the street light near the Round House steps get back on, we might get less of the drunken fools smashing glass bottles after a night of fun on the gun deck and lawns.
Fremantle council installed the mobile CCTV camera trailer on top of Arthurs Head in front of the Round House. I assume this is to test where the proposed permanent one will have its best location, but why are all the street lights near the carpark at Little High Street switched off for it, or is that unrelated?
Council installed two tall new lights a few months ago and there is still an old style one there as well, but none of the three have lit up the last three nights. The steps near the Round House are in pitch black dark and a danger to navigate in the evening, as I discovered when climbing them after the Everything Bikes event last eve.
Can we have our lights back on please!