New Sudbury and Hadleigh CCTV
Sudbury and Hadleigh now benefit from a new state-of-the-art CCTV system.
08:07 27 September 2021
Babergh District Council's £180,000 investment has seen the installation of a new state-of-the-art CCTV system in the towns of Sudbury and Hadleigh.
The scheme, which was launched in partnership with Hadleigh and Sudbury Town Councils, Suffolk Police and neighbouring authorities, is hoped to help prevent crimes and anti-social behaviour in the area. The two towns now have a total of 28 high-definition cameras which are monitored round the clock by West Suffolk Council.
Councillor Derek Davis, cabinet member for Communities for Babergh District Council, said: “It is credit to the hard work of Babergh’s communities team and fellow councillors that the new CCTV system is now fully operational.
“I’d also like to thank the police and town councils for working closely with us on the proposals – paving the way for further partnership work to help us achieve our common vision for communities with bright and healthy futures.
“Of course, CCTV isn’t the only answer to tackling crime, however it is an important tool in deterring criminals and reducing anti-social behaviour, and forms part of our council’s wider effort to keep Babergh’s towns safe, attractive and successful places for people to live and work in.”
Councillor Frank Minns, Mayor of Hadleigh, said: “These new cameras will help Hadleigh to remain a very safe place to live, and give our residents confidence that crime and anti-social behaviour will be deterred and if necessary detected and prosecuted.
"This is an excellent collaborative project that everyone here will welcome.”