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Council reveal new CCTV locations in West Lancashire

Burscough, Tarleton, Downholland and Scarisbrick to get new surveillance cameras

An example of a CCTV camera used in West Lancashire by the council that have helped to secure 187 arrests over the past year

West Lancashire Council has revealed the possible locations for seven new CCTV cameras.

Last week The Advertiser reported that hundreds of criminals had be arrested by police thanks to the authority’s 95 surveillance spots.

The new proposals will mean that Scarisbrick, Tarleton and Downholland will be provided with two new cameras each, and there will be one additional camera in Burscough.

Cllr David Sudworth, portfolio holder for community safety, said: “Community safety is one of the Council’s top priorities and for many years we have successfully operated CCTV cameras to help deter criminals and ensure that people feel safe.

“We have expanded the CCTV system over the years and now we have allocated funding for a further seven cameras to be located in some of our principal villages.

“We are keen to hear the views of local people and community groups about where these cameras should be positioned and I urge people to take the time to look at the proposals and tell us what you think.”

West Lancs Council is inviting people to give their views on where the cameras should be located.

Information about the 11 proposed locations is on the council’s website.

The new cameras will bring the total number operated by the Council in West Lancashire to 102.

The cameras are monitored 24 hours a day and aim to play a vital role in helping prevent crime and disorder and increase public safety.

To give your views on the new CCTV locations email community.safety@westlancs.gov.uk putting “CCTV Consultation” in the subject box.

Or write to Community Safety Team, West Lancashire Borough Council, Robert Hodge Centre, Stanley Way, Skelmersdale, West Lancashire, WN8 8EE.

The council’s consultation the public to have their say runs until July 31.

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