All systems go for CCTV plans in town centre

Holbeach county councillor Nick Worth.
Holbeach county councillor Nick Worth.
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The final touches are being put to a new CCTV service for Holbeach, costing council tax payers more than £6,300.

Up to five cameras will soon be in position around the town centre as a deterrent to crime and disorder, with the capability of monitoring Holbeach 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The system will also include a Shop Watch radio link to prevent shoplifting, all controlled from a centre in Boston under a sharing agreement with South Holland District Council.

A report from the district council for Holbeach parish councillors said: “The final proposal has been received for the CCTV replacement scheme and the order for the hardware has been placed.

“All the necessary survey work and physical testing is complete, further work around the technology and locations has taken place and the areas identified by the parish council for coverage will all be included.

“Slight amendments to the exact location of the camera sites and improved technology will also mean there is some wider coverage in these locations too.”

Parish councillors were told in January that a CCTV volunteer based at Spalding Police Station has been taken on by Boston Borough Council for monitoring purposes.

Holbeach county councillor Nick Worth said: “It’s good news that the parish council is going to get CCTV cameras in Holbeach to ensure the safety of people in the town.”