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Views sought on Pendle CCTV

[Saturday 24 February 2007]
CCTV; ready to crack crime in earby
Earby CCTV: Residents' views sought

WITH CCTV increasingly used to monitor town centres across the Yorkshire Dales, residents in West Carven are being asked for their views on the cameras and their effectiveness.

Pendle Borough Council wants to hear residents' views as part of its Scrutiny study into CCTV use in Barnoldswick, Brierfield, Colne, Earby and Nelson.

The cameras, which have been installed over recent years, aim to act as a deterrent to crime and anti-social behaviour, help detect perpetrators and reduce the fear of crime.

The Council is interested to hear whether local people feel reassured by the cameras and believe them to be worthwhile.

Leader of Pendle Council's CCTV Scrutiny Panel, Councillor David Robertson said: "We are seeking evidence from a range of sources during the course of our review.

"The Police are playing an important role in providing information about how helpful the cameras are to their work, but we also need to know how the public perceive the success or otherwise of CCTV.

"There was a considerable investment in the installation of the CCTV systems, and there is a continued financial commitment for the maintenance and monitoring costs, so it's important we get everyone's views.

"I urge as many people as possible to share their thoughts with us."

People can have their say by completing a questionnaire at www.feedbackonline.org.uk/cctv or by attending a public meeting at 7.30pm on Monday (26th February) at Barnoldswick Civic Hall.

Completed online questionnaires must be submitted by Wednesday 28th February.

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