A new £15,000 CCTV camera has been installed by a Nottingham council to monitor the recently redeveloped Carlton Square car park and surrounding area, thanks to funding from the Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner.
The camera, which has been fitted at the top of a 10-metre column to improve its coverage, has been installed as part of the council’s commitment to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour and to invest in new and existing CCTV in priority hot spots.
The camera provides high quality images which can help assist the Police investigating criminal activities taking place in or around the area.
Carlton Square car park reopened in December 2021 following £450,000 of improvement works as part of a wider regeneration programme for Carlton. The works contribute towards one of the council’s main priorities to revitalise its town centres and create a more vibrant economy.
The CCTV is being funded as part of the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Community Safety Partnership.
Leader of Gedling Borough Council, Councillor John Clarke MBE said;
“We’ve invested in this new car park and electric vehicle charging facilities at Carlton Square and we want this area to be a place residents and businesses feel safe and secure. Thanks to this new CCTV camera, we’re able to do that and will be working closely with the Police and local businesses to reduce issues of anti-social behaviour.
I’d like to thank the Police for jointly funding this new equipment and for their continued support working alongside our Neighbourhood Wardens and Public Protection team across our borough.”
Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Caroline Henry said;
“I am delighted to have funded this CCTV camera in Carlton Square as part of our Community Safety Partnership. I hope the installation of this camera will offer reassurance to car park users, retail business, shoppers in the area, residents of Walton Court as well as supporting the existing camera in the Carlton Square area.
We want criminals in the area to know, we have got our eye on you.”