Gedling Borough Council has invested in the new CCTV equipment to support residents in Carlton.
A new CCTV camera has been installed on Conway Road Recreation Ground as part of the council’s work to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour in the borough.
The camera, which cost £19,500, covers the whole of the recreation ground, including the children’s play area, which opened in August 2020, and features equipment such as slides, roundabouts, multi play units and swings.
The camera will be controlled and monitored from the council’s CCTV room based in Arnold.
Conway Road is the latest site to benefit from new CCTV equipment installed by the council and follows a number of new cameras installed in the borough over the last 12 months to make communities safer.
Leader of Gedling Borough Council, Councillor John Clarke said;
“We’ve listened to residents’ concerns and we have installed this CCTV to help reduce crime and anti-social behaviour on and around Conway Road. We’ve seen the success of cameras in other areas of the borough to reduce these types of issues and we expect the camera will have the same effect here.
We recently opened a new play area on Conway Road and we want to ensure that residents can take their families there and feel safe. One of the council’s main priorities is to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour and help strengthen our communities and this camera will make a big contribution to that priority.”