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New CCTV cameras switched on

PUBLISHED: 16:00 06 December 2013

PCSO Kylie Channing, Alliance Community Warden Shane Edwards, Cllr James Clayton, Chris Harris from North Somerset, Allan Milnes from Alliance Homes and beat Sgt Colin Batchelor.

PCSO Kylie Channing, Alliance Community Warden Shane Edwards, Cllr James Clayton, Chris Harris from North Somerset, Allan Milnes from Alliance Homes and beat Sgt Colin Batchelor.

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FIVE new CCTV cameras on a Weston estate have been switched on more than a year after the idea was first considered.

The cameras on the Bournville estate have been paid for by housing association Alliance Homes.

The Mercury reported in September 2012 how there was a mixed reaction to the plans at the time and a public consultation was held in April this year.

Sergeant Colin Batchelor, from the South Ward police team, said: “This is a really positive development for the Bournville community.

“They asked for the cameras and we are really happy the partnership has been able to provide them.

“Crime has actually been reducing in the area anyway, and there have been 150 fewer victims this year in comparison to 2012, but these cameras will allow us to continue that reduction and most importantly, make the residents feel safe and confident.”

The cameras are linked to North Somerset Council’s existing operations room and will be reviewed in three months time.

Allan Milnes, housing services manager for Alliance Homes, said: “One of Alliance Homes’ key objectives is to help create safer and stronger communities.

“These cameras are a clear demonstration of that commitment and an excellent example of our continuing partnership work with the police.”

Bournville residents will be given leaflets containing the number to contact the CCTV operators if they see something happening in the area.

Ward councillor James Clayton said: “I am in favour of the CCTV if they are going to cut crime and antisocial behaviour.

“But there’s no point in having them there if they’re not having any effect and I believe the police and Alliance Homes have put themselves in the spotlight with these cameras to make it work.

“I’m glad we’re having regular reviews to make sure they are serving their purpose.”

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