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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Llan bid for CCTV upgrade cash needs your vote

Money seized from criminals might help to upgrade Llangollen’s ageing CCTV system.

Cash from the POCA (Proceeds of Crime) scheme and funds from the Police and Crime Commissioner are being made available for local communities across North Wales to use on projects which will help cut crime and reduce anti-social behaviour.
Each local authority area has been allocated £7,000 and selected projects will go forward to a final public vote, with each winning project receiving a maximum of £3,500.
Llangollen Town Council and Llantysilio Community Safety has just heard that its bid for £3,000 towards facelifting the CCTV system is one of five accepted for Denbighshire which will now be voted on by the public.

The Llangollen CCTV system, which is operated by the Town Council, was first commissioned in 2006, and at that time Llangollen was one of the first towns to utilise broadband technology for CCTV systems.

The system plays a significant role in reducing crime and disorder, increasing the community safety and public reassurance as well as assisting the police in investigating crime.

According to the bid submission, the project will enable the Town Council to replace the defective cameras and complete the upgrade of the system.

The submission says: “CCTV has served, first and foremost, as a deterrent to crime. The evidence collated has featured in a number of high-profile cases, proving invaluable in the fight against crime.

“The introduction of CCTV in the town has been an effective tool in addressing the fear of crime and plays a key role in helping to attract new businesses to the area, in particular those boosting the night-time economy.”

·        To vote for the Llangollen/Llanstysilio scheme go to the website below:

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