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Bournemouth is getting new mobile CCTV cameras to help tackle anti-social behaviour in the town.
West Hill, Kinson and other locations in North Bournemouth will be the first areas in the borough to benefit from the Council’s new mobile CCTV cameras.
As part of the Council’s Safer Communities campaign, the Council has invested £46,000 on four mobile CCTV cameras that can be positioned in any public space within the borough and linked up to the town’s CCTV control
The new cameras will be used to tackle areas where anti-social behaviour may be a problem and can be in place for up to four weeks at a time.
Andy Williams, Safer Communities Manager, said: “The main aim of the cameras is to act as a deterrent and to improve public safety in Bournemouth.
They will also gather evidence so that we can assess what issues are affecting a particular area so that other measures can be put in place after the cameras have gone."
He added: “We know from using our two existing mobile cameras that they are an extremely effective tool in combating anti-social behaviour in Bournemouth and with the addition of four extra cameras we will be able to cover more areas of the town as well as using them for public safety at events such as the Air Festival.”
Local residents will be informed if there are plans to use a camera in a public place within their community.