Green light given for new CCTV camera to tackle anti-social behaviour in Arnold

 Green light given for new CCTV camera to tackle anti-social behaviour in Arnold

PICTURED: Rolleston Drive in Arnold (IMAGE: Google)

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A new CCTV camera is to be introduced to help deal with increasing reports of anti-social behaviour in Arnold.

The green light was given on Wednesday to erect a CCTV camera on a pole on Rolleston Drive in the town in a bid to help cut down on crime.

An application was submitted back in October for the camera that will go on a 10ft pole at the junction of Rolleston Drive and Brookfield Road, near the Major Oak pub.

The move comes after crime significantly fell in Smithy Crescent when a camera was installed back in October 2018.

PICTURED: The CCTV camera in the alley between Smithy Crescent and Front Street in Arnold (IMAGE: Gedling Eye)

The move has been praised by local people.

Amy Coleman, 22, of Arnold, said: “It has been bad round here for a while and you know the police can’t sit here 24/7, so a camera can be their extra eyes.

“It’s worked in other parts of town so hopefully it will help here.”

Leader of Gedling Borough Council, Councillor John Clarke said “We have also listened to residents’ concerns and are proposing that CCTV is installed in the hot spot area.

“We have seen some very good results from the camera installed on Smithy Crescent, Arnold, which has significantly reduced the number of incidents there and residents have given us some very positive feedback.

“The camera will be installed as soon as possible.”

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  • Need one at the top of Gleneagles drive !!!

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