New CCTV Installed by Oldham Council
51 CCTV cameras were installed at five Metrolink stops in a bid to make the areas safer for residents.
12:44 06 July 2022
Oldham Council has confirmed the installation of 51 CCTV cameras at locations around five Metrolink stops as part of a scheme that aims to make passengers and residents feel safer and confident about their surroundings.
The new cameras, which provide wider coverage as well as improved images of the platforms and access points, were paid for through Greater Manchester's Safer Streets funding. The scheme is part of the city-region's Gender Based Violence strategy, which was launched by the Mayor of Greater Manchester last September.
Councillor Amanda Chadderton, said: “The council, and our partners, are committed to keeping residents and visitors to the borough safe.
“Public safety is an issue for everyone – no one should feel at risk when they are out and about. Members of the Youth Council recently spoke about it at Full Council and highlighted the issue, so it shows this issue is important to all ages.
“Hopefully these cameras, and other schemes we’ve introduced, will reassure residents that we are listening and taking action.
“We want people to feel confident and safe.
“These new CCTV cameras can act as a deterrent and if an incident happens, the footage will be used to identify those responsible so action can be taken against them.”