As part of a £1.7 million upgrade to the surveillance cameras around Dudley Metropolitan Borough, new CCTV will be installed on Lye High Street.
The move to fit equipment at the retail location has been backed by Suzanne Webb, the local MP, after repeated complaints by commercial property owners. She commented:
“Residents in Lye want action to tackle the issues that are being raised daily. Fly-tipping is clearly an issue which I have seen first-hand during recent visits too CCTV is an important step to combat this illegal behaviour.”
Retail operators have requested council assistance to combat anti-social behaviour, which is having a negative impact on businesses and driving potential customers away. Unwanted items from mattresses to sofas are being dumped, along with bags of rubbish on the High Street’s pavements and local parking areas, creating tensions within the community.
The new initiative from Dudley Council will see a comprehensive overhaul of its existing CCTV system, with outdated equipment replaced with a modern installation. Along with those in Lye, cameras will be placed in Brierly Hill and Sedgley. An additional six units will be stationed at Castle Gate.
Companies arranging a CCTV installation in Chester, Dudley and other parts of the country can ask professional electricians for advice. With specialist knowledge of the latest high-quality systems available, they can assist businesses owners to select a suitable solution.
The first phase of the council’s project is already underway, with new cameras operating in multiple town centres around the borough.