NORTHWICH residents have raised fears they feel unsafe in Verdin Park during the town council's consultation.

More than 300 residents took part in the consultation, which asked residents how they want to see the park be improved.

At a Northwich Town Council meeting on Monday, November 6, Cllr Andrew Cooper, member for Bridge, told members that 'a number of people stated that they felt unsafe in the park', and suggested CCTV which uses 4G mobile signals could be considered for installation.

Following the meeting, former police officer Cllr Sam Naylor, town councillor and Cheshire West and Chester Council member for Winnington and Castle, told the Guardian he would welcome CCTV.

"The lighting there is not brilliant, although CWAC is upgrading street lighting," he said.

"So I'm not entirely surprised this was flagged up. It's not somewhere you would go walking at midnight.

"When CCTV first came out it took up a lot of resources as you had to have people watching the cameras, but now it sends the video online and it's relatively cheap.

"It's good for making people safe and secure at a relatively low cost."

Other feedback from the Verdin Park consultation showed that several residents want to see new play equipment, including zip wires and a skate park.

Cllr Naylor added: "Verdin Park is a jewel-in-the-crown place. We want more activities and more people to enjoy them."