To update Members of the changes to the Town Centre CCTV system and operational overview
The Group had before it an update * regarding changes to the Tiverton Town Centre CCTV system and operational overview.
The Head of Housing and Property Services outlined the contents of the report, informing Members that the CCTV system continued to work well and that it was well used by the Police. The supervisor who was contracted to work 7 hours per week continued to work considerably more hours. Recent investment of £30k had been made to upgrade the cameras and the report contained information regarding some incidents that the CCTV system had helped the police with.
The officer informed Members that the Police and Crime Commissioner had offered capital funding across Devon towards the installation and upgrading of systems. However this would only cover capital costs and the officer did not think it would be beneficial to the authority.
Discussion took place regarding:
· The fact that the authority was involved with the CCTV in Tiverton but not Cullompton and Crediton, but Tiverton Town Council did contribute to the system;
· The small budget and the potential that it could be further reduced;
· The part time officer and the number of voluntary hours that he contributed;
· Private CCTV which could also be used by the police.
Note: - Briefing paper previously circulated and attached to Minutes.