EXTRA vigilance measures are set to be installed on a town hall to provide additional security of the premises. Uttoxeter Town Council are looking into installing another CCTV camera to the Uttoxeter Town Hall building and updating the system to both increase the security of the High Street building and to monitor anti-social behaviour. At a recent town council meeting, councillors were informed that it had received a quotation for updating the council's existing CCTV cameras and system to an “8-Channel POE NVR hard drive and the incorporation of one additional camera” from PC Paynes Electrical Services of £1,285.
The council was also given two options for which maintenance package it preferred to go with.
It voted in favour of choosing ‘Package Two’ which included two service visits, camera cleaning and system training among other things, costing £500 per annum.
Uttoxeter Mayor Sue McGarry told the Times and Echo: “With regard to the CCTV, the council has had this provision for some years now and being a proactive council we wanted to update the system and at the same time we felt it was the most appropriate opportunity to incorporate an additional camera under the portico which is located on the main entrance into the town hall.
“The council has always worked closely with the police in terms of any incidents that take place outside the town hall and the new camera will not only provide extra security it will also monitor any antisocial behaviour or vandalism.
“The council are currently looking at quotations that have been provided and we are hopeful that the updated system and new camera will be installed very soon.”
In May, a spate of anti-social behaviour was prevalent around the town hall including vandalism on the building as well as someone having to be rescued by emergency services after accessing the balcony.
In July, Uttoxeter Town Council Clerk Tina Jeffrey told the Times and Echo: “We are hopeful that a fourth CCTV camera will be installed.
“We have been working very closely with the police and we have police partnership meetings at the town hall regularly.”
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