At a recent meeting of Tetbury Town Council’s Heritage & Regeneration Committee it was agreed that the Council should employ a CCTV Consultant to compile a CCTV appraisal. The appraisal will assist us in submitting an application to the Police Crime Commissioners Funds for 50% match funding towards the capital costs of CCTV System within Tetbury town centre.
The Council has appointed Roger Hardiman a CCTV expert recommended by Gloucestershire Constabulary who has advised Local Authorities around England and Wales. Mr Hardiman will make recommendations to the Council on the locations of the cameras and design a wireless network. He will compile the costs for mains power and for long distance communications to Gloucestershire Tri Emergency Centre and then produce a report of the expected cost.
The Council recognises that CCTV within the town centre will give members of the public the reassurance that they can go about their daily business with confidence. It gives members of the business community added security and sends a clear message to those engaged in crime or anti-social behaviour that they will be caught and will be prosecuted.
The Council would like to install cameras that will record images 24/7 that will be fed directly into the control room at the Gloucestershire Police Tri Emergency Centre. When criminal activities are reported to the Police the system being investigated will allow them to access the CCTV system directly live or go back to a previous recording.
One of the criteria to satisfy the grant application is to provide evidence that the local community fully supports the installation of CCTV within the town centre. To enable us to do this we have produced a very short four question survey that we would ask all members of the community to complete by the 25th October 2017. Please support our application by completing the survey via this link: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/ND9X9DK