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CCTV cameras are finally being installed in Newtown

 
Created on 14/03/2019 @ 09:46
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Work installing new high definition digital CCTV in Newtown has started, with completion expected within weeks.

The new will be welcomed by residents and businesses following an outcry in the town last year with a spate of assaults, burglaries and other crimes in the town.

CCTV has been inactive in the town for many years.

Dyfed-Powys Police said contractor Baydale Control Systems Ltd has started the installation work on the seven locations, which have been identified through a crime pattern analysis.
 
Their installation is part of the Dyfed-Powys Police and Crime Commissioner Dafydd Llywelyn’s key election pledge to reinvest in a public-space CCTV system. 

Over 120 cameras are being installed in 17 towns across the police force area of Powys, Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion.

Mr Llywelyn said: “I know Newtown has been crying out for the police-managed CCTV system to be installed and I am delighted that work has begun there.

"A project of this nature is very intricate and complex. The CCTV Project Team is working hard to keep the project moving along as swiftly as possible. I hope residents of Newtown will reap the benefits of the new infrastructure upon its completion.”
 
Powys Commander Superintendent Jon Cummins said: “Having the seven cameras for Newtown installed and recording is great news for north Powys.

"They will assist with: policing of the local area; potentially help safeguard vulnerable people; deter crime and provide evidence for any criminal proceedings.”

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