Croydon CCTV Cameras
CCTV cameras to be used in Croydon in antisocial behaviour crackdown.
20:34 25 September 2018
10 streets in Croydon are set to get new CCTV cameras after residents complained of anti-behaviour that they said made them feel unsafe.
The cameras, which will be trialled for three months, have been installed at locations that are not currently covered by the existing CCTV system. These include Katharine Street, High Street, Poplar Walk, North End, Queen’s Gardens and Surrey Street. CCTVs were also installed on Brook Road in Thornton Heath, Broom Road in Shirley, Green Lane in Norbury and Oakfield Road in Broad Green.
A spokesman for Croydon Council has confirmed that a CCTV camera in Queen’s Gardens is the latest to be installed with the goal “to help prevent antisocial behaviour and assist the police in detecting criminal offences.”
“Residents called for the camera following their concerns about antisocial behaviour and safety in the park”,
“There is also a permanent camera at the Fell Road entrance to the gardens.” the spokesman added.
Councillor Hamida Ali, cabinet member for safer Croydon and communities, said the CCTV camera in Queen’s Gardens was installed because a “small minority” were making people feel “uncomfortable and unsafe”.
“We want everyone to be able to enjoy The Queen’s Gardens but unfortunately the behaviour by a small minority is making people feel uncomfortable and unsafe, which we are determined to address,” said Cllr Ali.
“The camera will help us, in partnership with the police, tackle anti-social behaviour. We want to keep people safe and ensure that The Queen’s Gardens is a place everyone enjoys.”