Slough Council to Turn off CCTV?
Slough Borough Council (SBC) is reviewing all departments to save money following bankruptcy.
05:10 11 January 2023
Slough Borough Council has denied that it will be turning off its entire CCTV system in order to save money. The local authority, which effectively declared bankruptcy last year, said that there is no truth in the statement made by Thames Valley Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Barber.
A spokesperson for the council said that they have ongoing discussions with Thames Valley Police in taking over the running of Slough's public areas CCTV from April this year.
Mr Barber's office, on the other hand, maintained its stance that SBC “indicated that they wish to cease the operation of council-run CCTV”.
They continued: “As a result, we are accelerating plans to migrate Slough’s cameras onto a new system operated by TVP.
“We are currently asking SBC to consider extending the operation of their system beyond April in the interests of public safety in order to allow TVP time to manage a smooth transition.
“The Police and Crime Commissioner will still be seeking a contribution to CCTV from the council in the future as both bodies have a responsibility to ensure community safety.”