TOWN councillors have agreed to allocate £4,000 to fund security cameras for a Keighley neighbourhood hit by a spate of burglaries.

The funding for Long Lee was put forward at a meeting of the council's Watch and Transport Committee.

Informing a full town council meeting last Thursday (March 21) of the spending, committee chairman Councillor Michael Westerman said the council had previously voted in favour of paying for CCTV in Oakworth, Lawkholme, Highfield and Keighley town centre.

He said his committee had unanimously approved cash for security cameras in Long Lee after a local resident approached town councillors voicing concerns over recent break-ins.

Commenting after the meeting, Cllr Westerman said his committee had also approved £2,000 to link up Bradford Council-monitored security cameras in Keighley.

He said CCTV has still to be installed in Town Hall Square, to help deal with vandalism and antisocial behaviour, adding the funding for these cameras has already been made available by the town council.