Grainy CCTV images from one of the busiest parts of the borough will now be a thing of the past following a £17k upgrade of crime prevention camera equipment in Mapperley.
The cameras replace the old equipment with new digital cameras, all of which are monitored and operated from the council’s CCTV room in partnership with Nottinghamshire Police.
The upgraded cameras provide a much clearer image than the previous equipment, which had been in place for a number of years.
Over recent years, the face of Mapperley Plains has changed significantly, as more businesses have opened and the hospitality and nightlife economy of the area has increased, with a number of bars, restaurants and takeaways spread out across the area.
The cameras, which help detect, deter and prevent crime, also assist officers in supporting communities with safety matters and offer reassurance to businesses, workers and visitors.
Leader of Gedling Borough Council, Councillor John Clarke, said; “I’m very pleased that we’ve been able to upgrade these cameras across a huge stretch of one of the busiest parts of the borough.
“We’ve seen great results with our other CCTV cameras elsewhere that we’ve installed or upgraded and I have no doubt these will be just as effective in supporting our communities.
“The council said that one of priorities is to reduce anti-social behaviour, crime and the fear of crime which is why we are investing in CCTV in known hot spots.
“Good quality CCTV like this is a fantastic resource which we use in partnership with local police and help us reassure our residents and business that we are doing everything we can to help keep our borough a fantastic place to live, work and visit.”