Colwich Safer Streets Funding Secured for CCTV
A high-tech camera has been recently installed at Sainsbury's entrance on Colwick Loop Road.
12:17 20 March 2023
A high-tech camera, capable of 360-degree viewing, has been recently installed at the entrance of Colwick retail park, off Colwick Loop Road, following a series of incidents with car enthusiasts involved in unlicensed gatherings that raised road safety, noise, and antisocial behavior concerns from local residents and businesses.
The project is the result of The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Nottinghamshire's efforts to tackle neighbourhood crime, antisocial behaviour, and violence against women and girls. It recently secured a £3million funding from the Home Office's Safer Streets fund and has been working with partners across the country as it works towards the implementation of various schemes.
Police and Crime Commissioner Caroline Henry said: “This funding has allowed us to come together as partner agencies and find a solution to a problem that has caused regular concern for local people in Netherfield and Colwick.
“Nottinghamshire Police and Gedling Borough Council have received numerous complaints about loud noise from rumbling engines and screeching tyres, as well as dangerous driving.
“The police and council respond well to these dynamic incidents to disperse them, but this new camera gives and extra tool that they can use to identify those responsible for this criminal or antisocial behaviour and take action.
“I hope it will also act as a deterrent that will allow local people to feel safer.”