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Gedling Borough Council reassures residents in Arnold that CCTV is on its way

by David Bratton
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Residents in Arnold are being reassured that a new CCTV camera will be installed in the town centre by the end of the month.

Campaigners had called on Gedling Borough Council to put improved security measures in place after a series of stabbings and a spate of anti-social behaviour in the town.

Councillors committed to installing a new CCTV camera in the town centre.

An application was then made to put up CCTV on the footpath linking Front Street in the town centre with Smithy Crescent after a number of people had complained about noise from youngsters in that area.

Gedling Borough Council is now reassuring residents this work will be completed by the end of October.

CONCERN: Police and council officials on the beat in Arnold town centre (PICTURE: GBC)

A spokesman for the council said: “The CCTV on Smithy Crescent, Arnold is expected to be installed and working by the end of this month.

“We required planning permission before work could begin on the excavation of the footpath and roadways. We then needed to procure a supplier to install the camera and provide a power supply, which is expected to be done in the next week. Once we have all of this in place, the camera will be operational.

The council say CCTV installation is just one of the things they are doing to tackle knife crime and anti-social behaviour in the area.

They have also given neighbourhood wardens  extra powers to tackle anti-social behaviour around the town centre, situated a police response team at Jubilee House and  took part in the Nottinghamshire Police knife amnesty and collected the second highest number of knives in Nottinghamshire – with 53 knives handed into at our civic centre.

The spokesman added: “We want to assure residents that we are moving as quickly as possible to have the CCTV installed but we are relying on partners and suppliers in this process, we are expecting the cameras to be fully operational by the end of this month.”

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