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Callington CCTV Complete
Scheme to update Callington's CCTV system has been completed.
12:52 01 February 2021
The final piece of equipment needed to complete Callington's CCTV upgrade has been purchase courtesy of a Police Crime Commissioner grant and local support. The town centre is now fully equipped with 31 cameras designed to provide 'evidential quality' recordings to police and court.
The scheme has been launched primarily to help people in the town feel as safe and as protected as possible. The cameras have been installed on Walter Parson Funeral Director's building on Saltash Road, Pannier Market, and Fore Street.
Town councillor Mike Tagg, who has overseen the project, said: “We want to show due care and diligence to all our taxpayers, particularly our elderly residents,” said Cllr Tagg.
“The role of the CCTV is in large part as a deterrent, as well as to provide evidential recording, incident monitoring and site management.
“A number of property owners have given us permission to put cameras on their buildings, and these are recording 24/7,” he continued.
“With the current lack of policing resource the fallback position is to have CCTV, with the idea being prevention.
“The town council has invested in building up a system and I think we’ve done the best we can in the circumstances to look after our ratepayers.”
Managing director’s assistant John Ware said: “We were approached by Cllr Mike Tagg in August last year. We had purchased the old Police Station in Callington and opened there in 2019.
“We thought it was quite apt that the CCTV should go on the former police building
“With it being on the crossroads it provides really good coverage of the roads in and out of the town.
“Particularly from an anti-social behaviour point of view, Cllr Tagg felt it was important to have coverage in that area. We were more than happy to provide space on our building for the equipment.
“We’ll always do everything we can to support the community.”