According to Leigh West Council, a new CCTV set up is helping fight crime in Leigh’s town centre.
The new installation features 50 closed circuit television cameras and is ably funded by a cash injection of £5m. Along with the CCTV cameras, two mobile units for rapid deployment have also been introduced as part of the upgraded security network for the town.
Taking on crime and antisocial behaviour in the Greater Manchester town were identified as top priorities by the local community, with over 600 responses affirming how funds should be allocated. From this survey, £400,000 was retained for newly enhanced safety measures for the area.
The upgraded CCTV installation is offering strong support to council officers, allowing them to compile crucial evidence for cases and prosecutions.
Businesses requiring a CCTV installation in Chester, Leigh and other parts of northern England should only use the services of a qualified engineer for reliable results.
Lord Peter Smith, Councillor for Leigh West and a leading member of the Believe In Leigh board, said:
“It is essential that people living in or visiting the town centre, whether that is through the day or in the evening, feel safe.”
Currently 10 CCTV columns have now been fitted equipped with four cameras that are fixed, as well as a single camera operated by remote control. The location of all CCTV cameras was agreed after consultation with partners of the project, such as community groups, local councillors and the Greater Manchester Police.