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CCTV goes live ahead of RWS

Created on 20/07/2018 @ 12:42
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A new CCTV system, similar to one going live in Newtown in the coming months has been switched on at Builth Wells ahead of the Royal Welsh Show.

It comes as new safety procedures are put in place at the show following the tragic death of Montgomery young farmer James Corfield last year.

A range of measures, including patrols, new signage, fencing along the River Wye, increased night time policing and ambulance services.

A safety group was set up following James' death to look into how young people and visitors can be safeguarded outside the showground.

The show starts on Monday.

Monitoring of CCTV during the Royal Welsh Show will take place locally at Builth Wells Police Station and will also be viewed at the force Communication Centre at Police Headquarters, Carmarthen.
Dafydd Llywelyn, Dyfed-Powys Police and Crime Commissioner, said:  “I am very pleased to be able to announce that CCTV in Builth Wells has been successfully installed prior to the start of the Royal Welsh Show. 
“Builth Wells is the first town of 17 to see a reinvestment in a modern CCTV infrastructure and I am enthused to see the project deliver wider across the force area over the coming months.”
Mark Collins, Dyfed-Powys Police Chief Constable, said: “A tremendous amount of work has gone into the project to get to the point where the first town in this programme of works has gone live.
“I am personally looking forward to seeing the latest technology in CCTV cameras in operation during the Royal Welsh Show.”
Dyfed-Powys Police will also launch a new CCTV section on the force website ( this week where key updates will be provided as the programme of works progresses. 

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