A review of the effectiveness of surveillance cameras in a Warwick park is due to go before district councillors next month.
Two 24-hour cameras, along with a static camera, have been recording events in St Nicholas Park for more than nine months.
But newly Independent councillor Linda Bromley - who did much to champion the need for CCTV cameras - is unhappy that the review could go straight to the council before it is seen by people living on the edges of the park.
She said: “The Friends of St Nicholas Park group are very disappointed that their request for a meeting with the district council portfolio holders and officers to discuss cameras and security in the park appears to have been denied.
“Some people are particularly concerned that one camera seems to be too close to a tree, and all three schools in the area would welcome the need for more security to cover the footpath on the Myton Fields side of the park which is used by scores of schoolchildren.
“Residents wanted an input into any officers’ report because they are on the spot and see a lot of what goes on.”
Cllr Michael Coker, who has special responsibility for community protection, says that although no meeting with the residents has been arranged, he will ensure that Cllr Bromley sees a draft of the review before it goes to the committee.
Lighting has already been improved in the park but there is still money available for increased security, if it was deemed necessary.
Residents in both the Friends group and Neighbourhood Watch have always feared that many incidents go unrecorded by police.
The date set for the review to be considered by members of the executive committee is November 13, but Cllr Coker now thinks this may have to be put back.
Staff at Coten End Primary, Myton and Warwick Schools, have all supported the need for CCTV cameras in the park which is used by their pupils.