Published on 10th July 2012
On Thursday 12 July 2012 the official launch will take place of the CCTV cameras which have been fitted along part of the Honeybourne line.
The cameras have been put up at a cost of £62,408.00. The CCTV scheme is owned and maintained by Cheltenham Borough Council and operated by the police CCTV operators who are based in Cheltenham Police Station at Lansdown Road.
Trevor Gladding, community protection manager for Cheltenham Borough Council, said: CCTV is an important weapon in our armoury. Numerous offences are picked up by the cameras including theft, assault, criminal damage, and anti social behaviour which otherwise may have gone undetected. They also help to make people feel safe."
Cllr Peter Jeffries, cabinet member for housing and safety, added: "Its important to ensure that Cheltenham is a safe place to live, work and visit. We now own and maintain 68 cameras across the borough which are used proactively by the police 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
On average the cameras are used 150 times per month resulting in the arrest or detention of 50 people for numerous offences.
For press enquiries contact: Kelly Carter, communications officer, telephone 01242 264154 or email email@example.com
Photographers are welcome to attend the launch event on Thursday 12 July at 2pm at the CCTV Control Room, Cheltenham Police Station, Lansdown Road, Cheltenham. Photo opportunities will be available straight afterwards, with a visit to see the CCTV cameras insitu along the Honeybourne Line, adjacent to Waitrose and the Jubilee Bridge.