Three new Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras in Frodsham are now in operation.
Cheshire West and Chester Council has funded the purchase and installation of the cameras and Frodsham Town Council has agreed to contribute towards the operation and maintenance of the cameras, plus the upgrade/replacement of the cameras when it becomes necessary.
Councillor Karen Shore, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Environment, Highways and Strategic Transport said: “One camera is situated near to the Post Office in Main Street and two further cameras are located near to the Bear’s paw pub in Main Street. The cameras provide coverage of most of Main Street, High Street, and part of Church Street.
“I’m delighted we’ve been able to work with Frodsham Town Council to provide these cameras to deter and detect crime anti-social behaviour, to enhance community safety and to help reduce the fear of crime.”
Jo O’Donoghue, Clerk to Frodsham Town Council said: “CCTV will play a vital role in delivering a safe and secure environment for people who live, work and visit Frodsham. Having the cameras in Frodsham will assist with policing of the area and should also serve as reassurance to the public that they are there as extra support to the police, to potentially deter crime and provide evidence for any criminal proceedings and to provide proactive support for the business community.”
Images from the CCTV cameras will be monitored by trained Council staff in a specially designed monitoring suite at Chester. Images are recorded and are deleted after 31 days unless they are required for any reason, such as an investigation or prosecution.