New CCTV for Crewe
Crewe anti-social hotspot gets new CCTV camera.
14:46 03 December 2018
A new CCTV camera has been installed on Sandon Street, a known anti-social hotspot in Crewe. Cheshire’s police and crime commissioner David Keane awarded £4,000 from Safer Communities Fund to Crewe Town Council in a bid to reduce crime, anti-social behaviour and fly tipping in the area.
The newly installed CCTV camera covers the entire Sandon Street and provides a view up and down Crewe and Chester Streets.
Cllr Benn Minshall, deputy leader of Crewe Town Council, said: “Sandon Street itself is a back alley and is known to be a preferred ‘escape’ route from the town centre by those up to no good.
“And due to its location, it’s also prone to be used as a ‘dumping ground’ for waste and as a location where the duty of care to lock and secure bins in vital in combating bin dipping.
“Following a review, we established that installing CCTV was the best way forward to address the issues and reduce demand on the resources of councils and local police.
PCC David Keane said: “I’m pleased that my Safer Communities Fund could support this project.
“High quality CCTV plays a major role in helping to keep people safe.
“It provides a valuable resource for the police to investigate crime and can take the strain off overstretched police resources by acting as a deterrent to criminals.
“It also gives reassurance to local communities, particularly to both members of the public and police officers working in isolated areas in the evening and night-time economy.”