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New £190,000 boost for Great Yarmouth anti-crime work

Work to help prevent crime in Great Yarmouth is to receive a £190,000 boost with the installation of new CCTV cameras and increased police patrols.

A CCTV camera. Credit: Pawel Czerwinski / Unsplash

Great Yarmouth Borough Council and Norfolk Police have won a grant of £127,500 from the latest round of the government's Safer Streets Fund.

Alongside support worth £63,750 from the borough council and partners, the money will help fund 10 new CCTV cameras in Great Yarmouth, an upgrade to the town's CCTV control room, and improved street lighting.

The work will cover a key area in the town, from the town centre via King Street and St Peters Road to Marine Parade, and connecting streets including, Deneside, Victoria Road and Wellington Road.

The changes will be back by increased regular foot patrols by local police, and targeted clean-up work by the council's street cleaning teams.

Council leader Carl Smith said: "This work will help make people feel safer in an important area of Great Yarmouth. We have already extended CCTV in Great Yarmouth and Gorleston through previous Safer Streets funding, and this latest work will build on that success.

"We will keep working with the police, local businesses and communities across the borough to prevent crime and help keep our residents and visitors feeling safe."

Earlier this month, 15 new CCTV cameras went live across Great Yarmouth and Gorleston as part of a previous Safer Streets Fund supported scheme.

The fund has also supported work to improve the condition of The Rows - dozens of pedestrian alleys that run between Great Yarmouth's main roads.

Last modified on 06 September 2023

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