Released on 24 July 2019 Archived Press Release
Stratford-on-Avon District's CCTV scheme has again received national accreditation for its excellent CCTV system.
The District Council's CCTV system has received the British Standard Accreditation BS7958 which recognises good management and practice of CCTV and also the Surveillance Camera Commissioner's Code following a recent audit.
Cllr Sarah Whalley-Hoggins Community Portfolio Holder says: "These awards demonstrate the high calibre team that is in place overseeing CCTV and the high priority that is the security and safety of residents and visitors to the District. Safety and Security is of paramount importance to Stratford District Council and its residents. Our investment in both obtaining and maintaining the highest quality system and training for operators will always be one of our top priorities and I thank all those who work tirelessly in our control centre and behind the scenes that help to keep our streets a safer and more secure place to work, live and enjoy."
Accreditation under British Standard 7958 follows a comprehensive assessment based on 120 separate criteria. The Surveillance Camera Code of Practice sets out 12 guiding principles, which strike a balance between protecting the public and upholding civil liberties.
The District's CCTV is operated in partnership with local towns and parishes. There are 87 cameras, installed at strategically positioned locations in Stratford-upon-Avon, Shipston-on-Stour, Alcester, Southam, Bidford-on-Avon, Henley-in-Arden, Wellesbourne and Studley recording real time footage 24 hours a day, seven days a week, which is monitored from the central control room in Stratford-upon-Avon.
The District Council is investing £796,000 over the next 15 months on upgrading the Council's CCTV scheme and infrastructure.
Stratford-on-Avon District Council
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