May 20 2013 Latest news:
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Six volunteers have been found to take on the running of CCTV cameras for two Norfolk towns following elections this week.
The South Norfolk Community Safety Partnership held elections at Diss Town Council’s offices on Tuesday to find volunteers to oversee the running of the 12 new cameras for Diss and Wymondham.
The volunteers have come from town councils and businesses in the two towns and a more detailed decision on the CCTV provision for the towns will be made in the next few weeks.
The process to decide which company will be responsible for setting up the equipment has been completed and the partnership has a preferred option, though the firm can not be named until the contracts have been finalised.
The partnership has a budget of £66,000 to set up the infrastructure and some of the initial cameras.
The operating company will then assess sites within the towns and work out the likely cost of installing the six cameras for each town.
A number of sites are already being considered within Diss, including the Market Place, Mere’s Mouth, the Greyhound and Crown pubs in St Nicholas Street and Diss Park.
In Wymondham, cameras could be installed in the town centre, as well as near the Abbey and Central Hall and library.