CCTV is an essential part of keeping north Norfolk residents safe and councillors have made the wrong decision by voting to scrap it, North Norfolk Labour Party have argued.
The Labour Party had encouraged North Norfolk District Council to review how it can use CCTV more efficiently, but long-argued that turning them was not an option.
They believe that CCTV is a valuable resource in keeping crime low and keeping people safe, and also believe that CCTV gives north Norfolk residents, tourists, and traders confidence that they are safe in our towns.
Across the district parish and town councils including Cromer, Fakenham and North Walsham have spoken in support of keeping CCTV but today the Tory administration at North Norfolk District Council voted to scrap the measures as part of cuts.
Stephen Burke, Labour’s spokesperson for North Walsham, said:
“CCTV is an essential part of ensuring the safety in our town centres and we think it is reckless to be cutting it.
We want to see North Norfolk maintained as an area of low crime, and these cameras act as a deterrent and keep residents, tourists, and traders safe on our streets.
These systems act as criminal deterrents, and have the support of town councils and police who have seen the benefits of having them installed.
It is wrong that just this year nearby district councils like South Norfolk are investing in new wifi set-ups while we are cutting it altogether.”