CCTV is set to be installed at a Malvern park after concerns were raised over vandalism.

The basketball courts in Victoria Park were opened earlier this year, but there were fears of minor acts of vandalism on-site.

Because of this, councillors agreed to have camera installed to keep an eye on the courts.

At a planning meeting of Malvern Town Council, councillors were briefed by operations manager Charles Porter, who said a local security company was willing to do the work for free.

He told the meeting: "We have had an approach by the basketball people that they know someone who can do this kind of work.

"He has agreed to do the work for free, all we need to do is put the electricity into it.

"They have had some minor vandalism on-site."

Mr Porter told the council the new camera will be installed on a pole on-site and can be moved to cover different parts of the park.

Planning committee chairman Cllr Cynthia Palmer said she supported the move given the amount of time and effort it took to bring the courts to Malvern.

She said: "Because these were a long time coming and expensive, I think it is a good idea."

Her comments were echoed by Cllr Sharon Taylor, who said: "It is fantastic we have found someone willing to do it for free."

Councillors agreed to approve a £600 spend to link up the power for the cameras at the November 24 meeting.

The basketball courts were the result of five years of work by local basketball enthusiasts Jon May and Tom Bennett.

Following the council's approval of the plans, they opened fully in August.

The state of the art courts are are full-sized and "NBA approved" as well as being fully wheelchair-accessible.

They have a Flexcourt surface which drains well, minimising the amount of the damage done by weathering and playing time lost to rain and frosty conditions.

Victoria Park's courts are the first such surface in a public facility in England.