Devon CCTV Upgrade Delayed
Uncertainties on the future of a surveillance hub may delay the £55,000 project to upgrade Exmouth’s CCTV network.
13:25 24 February 2020
Exmouth Town Council has recently confirmed that the city no longer has the capability to host a surveillance hub at Exeter City Council. East Devon District Council, which asked the council to manage and fund the CCTV network two years ago, may need to find other arrangements in order to push through with their £55,000 CCTV upgrade scheme.
Cllr Caygill said: "We need to establish with EDDC whether they are prepared to offer us an extension to the status quo to give us more time to find the right infrastructure supplier and to sort out land and property issues in advance of installing the system."
A spokesman for the OPCC said: "There are other hubs available, such as Plymouth and Tolvaddon, that can offer a monitoring service to Exmouth should the council wish to go down that route.
"This office will continue to work closely with Exmouth to find a solution which it feels best suits its needs."
A spokesman for the district council said: "Up until then (March 31) East Devon has agreed to continue support and even extended its funding while the town council negotiated a new CCTV scheme.
"We are happy to hand over the existing CCTV system to the town council's ownership and management in the meantime."