A new 360-degree CCTV camera has been installed on Balmoral Road, Colwick, to help tackle anti-social behaviour and support the new Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) which is active in the surrounding area.
The camera provides high-quality images to the council’s CCTV control room and will be used to assist the police with investigations, as well as aiding the council’s Community Safety Team and Neighbourhood Wardens in tackling anti-social behaviour.
Additionally, the camera will also support the recently launched PSPO which has been introduced in parts of Netherfield, Colwick, and Trent Valley wards to address issues of car cruising and associated anti-social behaviour.
Funding for the camera, which cost £24,000, was provided by the Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner as part of the Safer Streets fund.
The funding was specifically allocated to parts of Netherfield and Colwick and can be invested in measures that support the council in addressing issues such as neighbourhood crime, anti-social behaviour and violence against women and girls.
The camera is the second to be installed in the area thanks to the Safer Streets Fund, following the installation of another CCTV camera on Colwick Loop Road earlier this year.
Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner Caroline Henry said;
“Antisocial behaviour has a big impact on people’s quality of life and they should not have to tolerate it.
This new CCTV camera, combined with a range of other Safer Streets initiatives in Netherfield and Colwick, show that as partner agencies we are standing shoulder-to-shoulder with local residents and doing everything we can to make their neighbourhoods safer and more enjoyable places to live, work and visit.”
Leader of Gedling Borough Council, Councillor John Clarke MBE said;
“It’s vital that our residents feel safe where they live, and that’s why we’re working closely with the Police to help protect and support local communities across the borough.
This new CCTV camera will help reduce crime and anti-social behaviour and will be a valuable tool to help us keep our borough safe.
I’d like to thank the Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner for working in partnership with us on this project and providing the much-needed funding to make this happen.”