CCTV

A consultation to help guide the latest investment in CCTV infrastructure in Bromsgrove District will be launched next week.

CCTV infrastructure in Alvechurch, Barnt Green, Hagley, Hollywood, Rubery and Wythall could be upgraded from analogue to more efficient modern digital standards, including new movable CCTV cameras that can be deployed to areas of concern, after funding was granted to the North Worcestershire Community Safety Partnership by the West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner and matched by Bromsgrove District Council.

A consultation to gauge local opinion in those areas will now run for six weeks from Monday (April 29) until 5pm on Monday June 10. Through a short survey, people in each area will be able to indicate their priorities for CCTV and what they think about current local camera locations.

Judith Willis, the district council’s Head of Community Services, said: “This project is an opportunity to make our CCTV services more efficient and fit for the future, so please take this opportunity to have your say as the current arrangements are reviewed. Understanding how CCTV is perceived locally will help us direct resources to where they’re needed most.”

The short survey will be available from 9am on Monday at www.bromsgrove.gov.uk/consultations or a paper copy can be requested by calling 01527 64252 (ext. 3833).

CCTV in Bromsgrove District operates as a shared service between Bromsgrove District, Redditch Borough, and Wyre Forest District councils out of a 24-hour monitoring centre at Redditch Town Hall.