The Community Safety service at Stratford-on-Avon District Council is proposing to install a public space CCTV camera on Lighting Column Twelve, Alcester Road, Stratford-upon-Avon. The purpose of this camera is to detect and prevent crime and provide community reassurance.
The CCTV camera is proposed to be mounted to existing Lighting Column (Number Twelve) on the railway bridge by the train station. This will provide a view of the train station frontage and much of western road. The CCTV camera would be Pan/Tilt/Zoom enabled and will be recording 24 hours per day and monitored by the British Standard 7958 accredited CCTV Department at Stratford-on-Avon District Council.
The team have direct contact with the Warwickshire Police Control room and police officers on the ground. Attached is a map showing where the proposed camera would be installed subject to planning permission. The CCTV camera would be programmed with privacy zones in place. This means that for areas of private property such as windows/balcony's on all properties that maybe viewable from the camera these would be digitally blocked out so that CCTV operators cannot see these areas.
As a part of the consultation process it is important that we listen to the views of residents and businesses within the immediate locality of the intended camera site. More information about the Stratford-on-Avon District Council CCTV scheme, how it is run and the approach to CCTV camera installations can be found on the Council's website here: https://www.stratford.gov.uk/crime-nuisance/cctv-scheme-upgrade-and-consultation.cfm
The consultation runs until 7th April 2023.
If you wish to share your views on the proposed CCTV on Waterside, please follow the link to complete the online survey - Alcester Road CCTV Consultation
You can find out more information about crime in your area by looking at the Police.co.uk website, which can be accessed here: www.police.uk/pu/your-area/.