Rutland County Council invests in upgrading CCTV cameras in towns

Photo:SM200312-041ow'Leader of Rutland County Council Roger Begy at Oakham Castle. ENGEMN00120120310110657
Photo:SM200312-041ow'Leader of Rutland County Council Roger Begy at Oakham Castle. ENGEMN00120120310110657

Councillors have agreed to spend more than £100,000 upgrading the CCTV network to high definition in Oakham and Uppingham.

Rutland County Council will replace its 13 existing cameras with state-of-the-art equipment and install 11 new cameras between the two towns.

The decision was made by the council’s cabinet on Tuesday. Leader Roger Begy (Con) said: “Community safety is a priority for the council and these upgrades to our CCTV systems will further improve our ability to prevent and detect crime. They will also help us to tackle low-level social disorder, which we know is important to residents.”

The report to cabinet said installing the new cameras could cost up to £138,000. The improved CCTV system would have a live link into Leicestershire Police’s control room, allowing operational commanders to oversee activities in Oakham and Uppingham in real-time and deploy resources as needed.