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Gorleston installs new CCTV cameras to help enhance feelings of safety

Seven new CCTV cameras have been installed in various spots around Gorleston thanks to the funding awarded to the council from the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Norfolk, through its successful bid to the Home Office's Safer Streets Fund.

Gorleston CCTV control room credit Stuart Malkovich

The cameras have been installed in areas known to experience issues of anti-social behaviour with the aim of increasing the public's feeling of safety by deterring such activities.

The locations of the CCTV cameras are Magdalen Square, Windsor Way, the Crow Hall Green area, Lowestoft Road and Lower Esplanade. The cameras will be monitored by a team of Police Support Volunteers.

These areas were chosen following a public consultation in August 2021 where residents, businesses, community groups and sports clubs were invited to share their feedback on the impact CCTV cameras could have. In total, nearly a hundred responses were received.

Cllr Carl Smith, leader of Great Yarmouth Borough Council said: "Gorleston is a popular place with both residents and visitors, and we want those who spend time in our seaside towns to feel safe whilst doing so.

"Thanks to the funding from Safer Streets Fund, these ten CCTV cameras have been placed in areas where we experience anti-social behaviour related issues in hope that they will discourage unwanted activities."

Sergeant Daniel Smith of Norfolk Constabulary said: "We're really pleased that the Safer Streets Funding has given us and our partners in Great Yarmouth Borough Council funding to install these cameras across Gorleston, with the aim to help residents, businesses and visitors to feel safer."

Minister for Crime and Policing, Kit Malthouse said:"I'm pleased to see the Government's Safer Streets Fund is being put to good use in communities like Gorleston.

"Through three rounds of this fund we have invested £70 million into local authorities and police forces across the UK as part of our priority to make the streets safer for everyone.

"We've seen the impact this funding can have on communities, and I hope local residents and visitors alike will feel safer with these new CCTV cameras in place."

Last modified on 19 July 2023

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