End soon to South Holland’s CCTV delays in transmitting images to control room

Gary Taylor - CCTV problems are being ironed out.

Gary Taylor - CCTV problems are being ironed out.

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An end is in sight to delays in transmitting CCTV images from Holbeach and Crowland to the control room at Boston.

Coun Gary Taylor, the South Holland District Council portfolio holder heading the CCTV roll out, said: “There have been ongoing delays with the full completion of the new CCTV system which we are actively working with Boston Borough Council and CCTV contractors to resolve.

“These challenges have been with transmitting the images from Crowland and Holbeach to be monitored in the control room.

“Alternative transmission options have been agreed and we are waiting for confirmation of installation dates for these two links.

“In the meantime, all cameras in Holbeach and Crowland have been installed, are recording locally and images are available to us if needed.

“Fifteen Spalding cameras are actively being monitored at the control room, with the final three Spalding cameras due to come online next month. “At all camera locations we have upgraded cameras with high definition images available to us.”

Coun Taylor said between December 1 and February 29, the CCTV system supported eight arrestsand helped in an additional 41 incidents.

These incidents include alarm activation, missing person/concern for welfare, public order disturbance, robbery, theft, wanted person, suspicious activity, antisocial behaviour, shoplifting, drink driving and road traffic collision.

• The control room also links to the local Shopwatch radio and supports this scheme free of charge.