25 Jun 2019
CCTV installation in two Powys towns marks completion of Phase 1 of CCTV Project
Hi-tech CCTV cameras have been installed in Llandrindod Wells and Welshpool and are now live and recording in the Powys towns.
The cameras have been installed by contractors Baydale Control Systems Ltd at Middleton Street, Waterloo Road and Station Road in Llandrindod Wells and at Puzzle Square, Severn Stars Road, High Street, Berriew Street, Church Street and Broad Street in Welshpool. These locations have been selected using crime pattern analysis and consultation with key stakeholders.
The work has been carried out as part of the Police and Crime Commissioner Dafydd Llywelyn’s reinvestment in the CCTV provision across the Dyfed-Powys Police force area.
A modern CCTV Monitoring Suite has also been introduced in the Force Communication Centre at Police Headquarters, Llangunnor and the cameras are now being monitored live-time by dedicated staff.
Completion of works at Llandrindod Wells marks the end of phase one of the CCTV Project, which has been overseen by a specialist project team within Dyfed-Powys Police.
Dafydd Llywelyn, Dyfed-Powys Police and Crime Commissioner, said: “I am delighted that the cameras are successfully installed in Llandrindod Wells and Welshpool. This marks the completion of phase one of this innovative project and I must thank the CCTV Project Team for their commitment and drive in helping me fulfil my electoral pledge of reinstating CCTV throughout the Dyfed-Powys force area in recognition of the significant crime prevention and detection tool it provides to police.
“I must also thank the varied partners we have worked closely with to drive this project forward and I’m sure those relationships will continue in the future maintenance and progression of the infrastructure.
“Finally I must thank the communities from the 17 towns that have benefitted from the new cameras for their patience and support during the delivery of this complex project. This is not the end though – the project team is reviewing crime pattern analysis for other towns and a final installation programme is currently being considered. I am hopeful this final programme will commence over the coming months.
Mark Collins, Dyfed-Powys Police Chief Constable, said: “The completion of Llandrindod Wells and Welshpool marks a significant point in what has been a complex and intricate project. The programme of works has been huge and I am very grateful to the CCTV Project Team for all their hard work. I am sure we will receive significant benefits in terms of crime prevention and in helping people feel safer in their communities.”
The Police and Crime Commissioner’s Engagement Team has visited the towns to see what people think of the CCTV installation.
Cllr. Steve Deeks-D’Silva in Llandrindod Wells said: “‘I’m sure this will provide additional security for our lovely town and I would like to thank the Police and Crime Commissioner, Dafydd Llywelyn, and team for their hard work on this project.”
Find up to date information on the CCTV project here https://bit.ly/2ntpVlU