Doncaster CCTV Knocked out by Upgraded Streetlights
CCTV cameras in Hexthorpe have been removed as part of a street light overhaul, a senior council boss has confirmed.
18:40 15 April 2021
The town of Hexthorpe will be left without CCTV cameras for a number of weeks after they have been temporarily removed to make way for the town's street light overhaul.
A report reveals that the programme to replace street lights affected nine cameras and two three-way fixed cameras covering alleyways around Urban Road, Hexthorpe Road, Ramsden Road and Kirk Street.
£500,000 funding was awarded for the town's CCTV and street lighting scheme. Normally, the cameras along Balby Road are monitored 24/7 and recordings are kept for 30 days. The cameras in Hexthorpe and future cameras that would be installed will be monitored 24/7 with 30 days record time.
Phil Holmes, Doncaster council's director of adults, health and wellbeing, said: “We’re very pleased to have been given funding to significantly upgrade the CCTV in Hexthorpe in support of local people and businesses.
“As part of this work we are upgrading the power supply and installing Wi-Fi connectivity for the cameras. The work is scheduled to be completed within a 4 to 5 week period.”