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£1m upgrades to local CCTV network

£1m upgrades to local CCTV network

£1m upgrades to local CCTV network

Councillors for North East Lincolnshire Council have approved plans to invest in £1m worth of upgrades to the local CCTV network.

The existing network was first installed in the 1990s and has had a number of minor upgrades since.

A report confirmed that the system is now outdated, costly to maintain, and has significant gaps in coverage.

Proposals to upgrade the network were approved by Councillors at a Cabinet meeting on Wednesday 8 July.

An investment of £1 million was requested.

This will see a further 10 rapid deployment cameras added, alongside a new tannoy system to help authorities respond to emerging situations.

There will also be a number of system upgrades to lower maintenance costs and improve efficiency.

The proposals also included plans for additional CCTV coverage around Cleethorpes Armed Forces Memorial Gate

Councillor Ron Shepherd said:

“As a Council we want to reduce crime and make people feel safe when they visit our area. We have seen an 8% rise in crime annually in the last two years. This is unacceptable.

“People shouldn’t have to worry about crime and anti-social behaviour when they’re doing their weekly shopping or meeting friends for coffee.

“We have an extensive CCTV network but there is room for improvement, and this significant investment will see system upgrades, additional camera coverage and some new features too.

“Before putting together these proposals we consulted extensively with the public, businesses and local emergency services to find out how safe people felt and what more we could do. I’m thrilled that the Council’s cabinet have now approved these plans.”

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