Birmingham to Double the CCTV in Crime Hotspot
Birmingham City Council secures 13 redeployable CCTV cameras for a crime hotspot.
16:13 29 January 2022
Birmingham City Council is set to install additional 13 CCTV cameras in Erdington ward, a crime and anti-social behaviour hotspot, after a successful bid to the Home Office.
The local council has partnered with the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner's office to secure £432,000 to tackle illicit activity in the Stockland Green area of Erdington. A report says that the locations for the cameras would be chosen using an evidence-based approach using crime statistics.
The Pioneer Group said: “Five cameras have had their first locations chosen and have had their public consultations.
“Camera six's public consultation was started with all residents in 100 metres of the chosen location receiving hand-delivered letters with information on how to express their views about the proposed camera [the consultation expires next Friday (January 28)].
“Incredibly we have just been awarded funding for seven more cameras by the Home Office."
The statement continued: "These cameras will be deployed outside of the core area, but still within the locality. The areas will be chosen purely on data and intelligence reports from residents. We have chosen a few likely locations based on data.
“However, we are happy to hear from residents if you have an area you feel could benefit greatly from CCTV and we can look at the data and the intelligence reports available.”