New CCTV Installation in Leigh Town Centre
47 CCTV cameras to be installed in Leigh town centre to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour.
18:14 13 March 2019
Wigan Council has approved proposals to install forty-seven CCTV cameras in Leigh town centre to improve safety and security in the area. The move follows a survey showing that the majority of residents wanted the council to do more to tackle anti-social behaviour and crime in the town centre and residential areas.
Leigh West councillor and BelieveInLeigh board lead, Lord Peter Smith, said: “We asked Leigh residents what they felt needed investment and we have listened.
“It is essential that people coming to the town centre, whether that is through the day or in the evening, feel safe.
“Significant action is now being taken on those concerns and the additional 45 CCTV cameras will create a comprehensive network of cameras in Leigh town centre.
“People who are thinking of committing crime or anti-social behaviour in the centre should be aware they are likely to be seen and that evidence will be passed to police.
“There is a lot of work taking place behind the scenes to ensure the right decisions are being made, and we are liaising with community groups such as Leigh Neighbours and Leigh Residents Association to see how the local community can lead on cohesion for the area.”