Funding enables installation of permanent CCTV camera in Arleston
A permanent CCTV camera has been installed in Arleston by Telford & Wrekin Council, in partnership with Arleston Neighborhood Watch.
The camera, which is located across from the children’s play area on Churchill Road, was installed this week following the success of an earlier deployable camera, provided by the Telford & Wrekin Council Antisocial Behavior Team.
The initial camera was installed following concerns of antisocial behavior in the area; since the installation, it reassures the residents. Deployable and fixed cameras deliver images to the team’s dedicated control room at Oakengates.
Cllr Richard Overton, Cabinet Member responsible for Law Enforcement, Community Safety and Customer Services, said:
“Our Antisocial Behavior team uses a number of cameras deployable throughout the borough, capturing CCTV footage that can be transmitted to police to support ongoing investigations. Following the success of the deployable camera on Churchill Road, residents wanted to have a more permanent camera at this site.
“These cameras reassure and reassure the local community that we are listening and taking action when it comes to identifying those responsible for anti-social behavior.”
Cllr Angela McClements, Borough Councilor for Arleston Ward, worked on the project in partnership with Arleston Neighborhood Watch.
They secured funding from the Council’s Safer Stronger Communities Partnership and the Police Crime Commissioner who, combined with a contribution from Cllr McClements ‘Councilors’ Pride Fund allowance, paid for the installation and will fund its ongoing service and maintenance at the over the next two years.
Cllr McClements said:
“I am delighted that I was able to help fund this CCTV camera for Arleston through my Councilors Pride Fund allocation and to have worked alongside Arleston Neighborhood Watch to make this happen.
“These cameras help us work even more closely with our partners West Mercia Police and the Criminal Police Commissioner and provide invaluable reassurance to residents.”