Additional CCTV cameras to be installed in Great Yarmouth following public consultation
Great Yarmouth Borough Council and Norfolk Constabulary are progressing plans to install eight new CCTV cameras in Great Yarmouth following residents' feedback on the proposed locations.
The survey saw 135 responses, with 121 of them from residents of the borough. The remaining fourteen were from business owners, sports clubs and Parish, District or County Councillors.
The new CCTV cameras will be installed at sites in:
- York Road
- Rodney Road
- Havelock Road
- Nelson Road Central
- Victoria Road
- Wellington Road
- Kimberley Terrace/Camperdown
The new CCTV cameras will join the 72 other cameras installed at strategic locations around Great Yarmouth. All of the cameras are fully operational with pan, tilt and zoom facilities and are clear enough to capture number plates on passing cars.
Results showed nearly 80% of those who completed the survey agreed with the proposed installation of CCTV Cameras. Comments left included residents believing "the presence of the cameras always makes people feel safer as they are being monitored 24/7", that they think the cameras will help "prevent crime and keep people safer" and that they "will make people think twice if they try to do something anti-social".
The CCTV cameras will be monitored 24 hours a day, 365 days a year by an experienced team of operators from Community Safety (Great Yarmouth) Ltd which currently monitors other CCTV in the borough.