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Webcam in Bromley proves a success!

A webcam set up in Bromley to check up on car queue numbers at its reuse and recycling centre is proving to be a hit with residents. More than one hundred residents are checking the Councils website daily to avoid the masses that descend on Waldo Road in Bromley. It is believed to be the first of its kind in London and pictures are beamed directly from the centre to web-users homes, meaning they can find out how long queues are before setting off. Executive councillor for environment and leisure Colin Smith said: Our Waldo Road webcam service is going from strength to strength, with an average of over 150 unique user sessions a day since it was launched. We are delighted with its success. It is a good idea for anyone thinking of coming to the site to check out the webcam first. With up-to-the second pictures available 24/7, a well timed visit can save residents the frustration of queuing unnecessarily. The council website statistics show that visits to the webcam have increased month on month since its launch. In June, the website attracted around 100 hits a day. But in August this increased to 200 hits per day. It is hoped that the new innovation will help ease the queuing times for residents that visit the recycling centre.

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