Upgraded CCTV systems yield positive results in local communities

Published: Thu 21 March, 2024

Man (Cllr Wyatt) standing in front of TV monitors showing CCTV footage.

North West Leicestershire District Council (NWLDC) has invested nearly £100,000 in CCTV, leading to notable improvements in public safety and crime prevention.

NWLDC has invested £93,000 on:

-       Moving into a new state-of-the-art CCTV control room

-       Replacing analogue cameras with digital HD cameras

-       New camera locations in both Ashby and Coalville

-       Improved communication between the control room and retailers as well as pubs using radios.

In the past 18 months, monitored incidents have increased from 30 a month to 300 a month thanks to these new systems. On top of this, in more than 50% of cases, the CCTV system has adequately captured the incidents.

Next steps in the council’s CCTV improvement plans include new systems in Castle Donington.

Councillor Michael Wyatt, Chair of the Safer North West Leicestershire Community Safety Partnership, said: “We remain committed to creating safer communities and this investment is a big step in the right direction.

“These recent improvements emphasise our dedication to ensure the safety of all local businesses and residents in the district.

“This investment has already led to many positive outcomes and I expect there to be many more to come.”