Volunteers with cameras could soon be patrolling a North Somerset High Street, photographing illegally parked cars. Portishead Town Council has voted unanimously in favour of the idea and will now work on a formal proposal.
Councillor David Pasley, who came up with the scheme, says he will write to the new Police and Crime Commissioner, Sue Mountstevens, to ask for her backing.
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Military personnel are unlikely to be deployed on the streets of Avon and Somerset despite an increase in the national terror threat level.
The major party leaders' campaigns for the General Election will remain suspended on Wednesday following the Manchester terror attack.
The threat level has been raised to critical by MI5's Counter-Terrorism Analysis Centre.