Public consultation on future of Durham’s CCTV coverage

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A MAJOR public consultation has been launched about the location CCTV cameras.

Durham County Council is reviewing where its cameras are sited and whether they are in the best places for tackling crime and antisocial behaviour.

As part of the process, which includes all equipment monitored 24 hours a day, the authority is proposing to remove a number of cameras which do not provide operational value. It would also have a stock of non-permanent equipment that could be moved and re-sited in response to changing needs.

Councillor Lucy Hovvels, the council’s cabinet member for safer and healthier communities, said: “This review will enable us to provide a more up-to-date service, linking together CCTV systems across the county, reducing operating costs and ensuring cameras provide the most benefit to our communities.”

Residents can have their say by visiting www.durham.gov.uk where a full list of the cameras being considered for removal is available. They can also email CCTVconsultation@durham.gov.uk or write to CCTV Consultation, strategic manager for safer communities, Adults, Wellbeing and Health, Room 2/144, County Hall, Durham, DH1 5TS.

The consultation runs until November 30.