New CCTV scheme for Fylde coast

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Fylde Council’s cabinet is set to approve plans for an £80,000 scheme to replace 19 CCTV cameras after many were found to be out of date.

In December, the council’s cabinet agreed to an initial £44,000 proposal to improve cameras across the borough and is set to add a further £36,000 to plans.

In a report to the cabinet by council officer Bryan Ward it was revealed 19 cameras used in Fylde are in need of urgent replacement.

Coun Cheryl Little, portfolio holder for social wellbeing, said: “It’s about reassurance.

“I am happy that we can facilitate it.

“Most of the cameras are more than 10 years old and were increasingly breaking down.

“What’s great about the new cameras is the speed with which they can be used. Using wi-fi and digital technology, we can access any recordings through a laptop without having to go to the police station and trawl through tapes.

“People will know they can go about their business with peace of mind.

“I am really pleased we are putting the money towards it and are able to help and give reassurance to Fylde residents.”

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