CCTV Extension for Oswestry
Oswestry Town Council’s CCTV network will be extended onto the industrial estates and fill gaps in the town centre.
04:50 30 January 2020
Oswestry Town Council is working with Oswestry Business Improvement District (BID) in expanding its award-winning CCTV network, which aims to fill in gaps in the town centre and install new CCTV camera in industrial estates.
Adele Nightingale, from BID, said: "The new cameras in town are designed to protect businesses and the general public by filling in significant blind spots."
"Extending into the industrial estates with cameras featuring number-plate recognition will provide a new level of security."
"The cameras, to be in place by March this year, will be strategically placed at entrances to the estates providing police with vital evidence should business premises be targeted."
"We have also upgraded the infrastructure at Oswestry Police Station to accommodate the additional cameras and purchased two deployable units to monitor any particular ‘hot spots’."
Oswestry mayor, Councillor John Price added: "We are pleased that the BID have succeeded in obtaining match funding from the PCC to extend the existing award-winning CCTV system in Oswestry.
"The inclusion of monitoring on the industrial estate in particular is a welcomed addition.
"The BID are investing in projects and improvements which will directly benefit local businesses, this is investment which would otherwise not come forward.