"Small Town" CCTV
Flyde Council agrees to replace CCTV cameras in St Annes, Lytham and Kirkham to improve safety and security.
08:42 27 September 2021
Fylde Council Environment, Health and Housing Committee has agreed to replace CCTV cameras in the town centres of St Annes, Lytham and Kirkham. The scheme is hoped to improve community safety and to crack down on anti-social behaviour.
Currently, the council controls eight cameras in St Annes, four cameras in Lytham, and three cameras in Kirkham. All cameras are monitored through an agreement with Wyre Council, which oversees the Fylde CCTV operations.
The scheme would cost £76,000 and the Budget Working Group has recommended that funding for replacing the present town centre cameras be included in the 2022/23 budget.
Councillor Tommy Threlfall, Chair of the Environment, Health and Housing Committee said: “Community safety is greatly important to us at Fylde. Having effective CCTV across the borough’s town centres and hot spots is imperative to keeping our residents and visitors safe. It is clear from the number of incidents recorded throughout 2019 – 2020 that CCTV is a necessity in not only tackling crime and anti-social behaviour, but in helping the Police to bring those responsible to justice.
“We are fully committed at the Council to always striving to improve services which benefit the Borough and help to keep it safe. The new CCTV provision looks to do just this, and we are looking forward to having a modern, reliable and rapidly available service when required.”