CCTV comes to Lytham
The Conservaties have pushed forward plans for a new CCTV system in Lytham. Cash taken from criminals will be used to partly fund a new CCTV system that will provide 24- hour coverage for Lytham.
The cameras, which will cover the majority of the town centre, will be purchased with £27,000 worth of funding that has come from a number of sources including Fylde Borough council, Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service and £5000 from the proceeds of Crime Act (POCA). POCA is used as a tool to seize cash and other ill gotten assets from criminals. The funds are then ploughed back into projects which benefit the community.
The positioning of the new cameras will be carried out in consultation with local conservation groups so that they are in keeping with the town’s aesthetic feel, while also maximising their crime prevention benefits. Chief Inspector Ian Mills, Fylde police, said: “The addition of the new CCTV system should further reassure residents, business owners and visitors that the police and partners are working together to make the town a safer place for all. It is particularly pleasing that the cameras will be bought using money that we have taken back from offenders and that that money will now be put to good use by preventing and detecting crime.”