Welshpool CCTV Charges
Welshpool may ban or ask police officers to pay to access their CCTV footage.
11:17 29 March 2018
Welshpool town councilors are considering banning or charging police officers who want to access their CCTV footage after Dyfed Powys Police Crime Commissioner, Dafydd Llywelyn, explained his CCTV strategy for 14 towns across the force area, with them in February.
At the meeting, town clerk Robert Robinson and several councillors argued that Welshpool should be “top of the file.”
In a report, the councillors said: "Following the meeting with the Police and Crime Commissioner Councillors were very unhappy with the responses received with regards to CCTV.
"The Councillors have expressed concern that promises made in a number of areas have not moved forwards, the same way as with the last Commissioner.
Mr Llywelyn told The County Times: “I am disappointed to hear that this is being proposed.
"We are all working to keep our communities safe and in my view, the best way to do this is together.
"My reinvestment in a sustainable and modern CCTV infrastructure across the force area is testament to the value I place on the technology, but as is the case with all public services, finance is limited.
"My approach with the introduction of the new technology is to do this in a staged process, based on need and existing availability of cameras.
"Welshpool is scheduled for reinvestment in CCTV in stage Two of the project."