CCTV coverage across Stratford district will remain a priority promise council chiefs.
The commitment comes as the council prepares to invest nearly £800,000 over the next 15 months upgrading the existing system made up of 87 cameras – installed at locations in Stratford, Shipston, Alcester, Southam, Bidford, Henley, Wellesbourne and Studley- recording real time footage 24 hours a day, seven days a week, which is monitored from a central control room in Stratford.
It also comes on the back of national recognition for the district’s system – both for its management and operation.
District community spokeswoman Coun Sarah Whalley-Hoggins said: “These awards demonstrate the high calibre team that is in place overseeing CCTV and the high priority that is the security and safety of residents and visitors to the District. Safety and Security is of paramount importance to Stratford District Council and its residents.
“Our investment in both obtaining and maintaining the highest quality system and training for operators will always be one of our top priorities and I thank all those who work tirelessly in our control centre and behind the scenes that help to keep our streets a safer and more secure place to work, live and enjoy.”
* Stratford District Council’s planning service has exceeded all four national performance targets.
Determining planning applications within a reasonable timescale is demanded by central government. Authorities failing can
lose the power to determine applications and instead the work and fee income transfers to the Planning Inspectorate.