21:25 12 February 2018
Padiham is investing in additional CCTV cameras in an attempt to reduce crime rate and tackle anti-social behaviour. Four new cameras are now being installed in the town centre, covering parts of Church Street and the main shopping street. Padiham’s existing analogue CCTV cameras will also be upgraded to digital.
The project is funded by the Burnley Borough Council and the police and crime commissioner’s office.
Councillor Lian Pate, executive member for community services, said: “The cameras will be fixed to buildings and they will feed into Padiham Town Hall where footage will be held. The new cameras won’t be monitored but they will operate 24 hours a day, every day, and their recordings will be available to the police to view at any time they need to, including out of office hours.”
“The positive work with the community and the council’s partner agencies has led to significant reductions in crime and anti-social behaviour in the town.”
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