New CCTV Cameras in Llanelli
19 new CCTV cameras have been installed in Llanelli.
21:27 23 November 2018
Llanelli council has recently installed 19 new hi-tech CCTV cameras across various locations around town, including Murray Street, Stepney Street, East Gate and Station Road.
The move comes three years after the council has decided to stop monitoring its 87 cameras to save money. However, the cameras had been recording for the police to review if they needed to.
Crime commissioner Dafydd Llywelyn said: "Having visited Llanelli recently to see things for myself and speak with staff, I am immensely pleased that CCTV is back in Llanelli.
"I promised to deliver on this key election pledge and to see it in action supporting officers and staff in their work in safeguarding our communities and investigating crime gives me great satisfaction.
"I look forward to other towns getting this investment in the coming months."
Mark Collins, Dyfed-Powys Police chief constable, said: "I'm delighted that the cameras are now up and running in Llanelli, which is one of our most urban areas across the force
"I'm sure officers and the community as a whole will benefit from having the CCTV system in place to help keep our communities safe and assist with the detection of crimes that may be committed in the town.
"Our CCTV project team is continuing to work closely with contractors to maintain the progress in the delivery of what is a complex project for the force.