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CCTV upgrade gets underway in Melton

The installation of ten new CCTV cameras in Melton began on Monday 30 January.

The cameras will be monitored 24 hours a day through a collaboration between Melton Borough Council, Leicestershire Police and Harborough District Council.

This morning (Monday), Rutland and Melton MP Alicia Kearns, Deputy Leader of Melton Borough Council Cllr Malise Graham and Police and Crime Commissioner Rupert Matthews, met with contractors ACE to see the start of the camera installation.

Cllr Malise Graham with Alicia Kearns, Rupert Matthews, and the Safer Communities team at Melton Borough Council. Photo: Meton Borough Council

The funding for new and upgraded cameras was confirmed in December by Melton Borough Council who have committed £45,000 alongside £15,000 from the Police & Crime Commissioner's office as part of the Melton Safer Partnerships Fund.

Rupert Matthews, Malise Graham and Alicia Kearns MP. Photo: Supplied.

Alicia Kearns MP said: "“I'm delighted we've secured a new high-tech CCTV system for Melton - it's a real priority for our town and will mean that we can effectively catch and prosecute those who commit crimes.”

"The current system dates back to the 1990s, so it was in need of an upgrade. The new system will provide much greater support to our wonderful local police team as they keep us safe, and ensure the safety of our local businesses. I know that the dark nights make many members of our community feel increasingly vulnerable, so I hope that this added layer of security in our town provides everyone with some reassurance this Winter.”

Melton Borough Council have joint funded a CCTV upgrade with the current system dating back to the 1990s. Photo: NEMM

Harborough District Council will monitor the cameras on behalf of Melton Borough Council as part of collaborative arrangement, which will significantly enhance the council’s monitoring capability.

Cllr Malise Graham, Portfolio Holder for People and Communities said: “It is fantastic we have been able to work with our contractors to get these modern CCTV cameras with up to date technology installed so quickly. Community Safety is a priority of ours and through updating the technology and improving the monitoring that is in place, we can offer increased assurance to our community and businesses.

“We hope the installation process does not cause too much disruption to our residents and business owners and appreciate everyone’s patience whilst our contractors carry out these essential works throughout the town.”

The planned completion date for the installation of the new surveillance technology is Friday 10 February.

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