CCTV for flood hit victims

CCTV cameras have been relocated to provide further reassurance to the public in the areas which were most affected by the floods.

 

Following the floods which effected St Asaph and Ruthin earlier this month, Denbighshire Council have relocated 4 CCTV cameras to those areas which were worst hit.

 

The cameras are all connected to the CCTV monitoring room which is operational 24 hrs a day.

 

Denbighshire's Cabinet Lead Member for Environment, Councillor David Smith, said: "Denbighshire's CCTV service (managed by Planning and Public Protection Services), working closely with Denbighshire Chief Inspector, Jo Williams of North Wales Police have redeployed four CCTV cameras to St Asaph and Ruthin.”

"The cameras will help provide reassurance to owners of empty properties and act as an additional deterrent to would-be criminals or anyone hoping to take advantage of potentially vulnerable home owners and families in the months ahead."

 

Chief Inspector Jo Williams, from North Wales Police added:  “I support and welcome the initiative of re-siting of these cameras.”

 

It’s important that the community who have been devastated by the floods know that collectively, all agencies involved in returning the area to normality are aware of how the communities are feeling and that we do everything we can to prevent the opportunity for crime occurring.

These cameras will be instrumental to this.”

 

Chief Inspector Jo Williams added that as part of the long term patrol strategy, officers will maintain patrols in the area and will hold a series of crime prevention surgeries.

 

The St Asaph surgery will be held until Friday 21st, in the Jacob’s Ladder Café between 11am and 4pm.

The Ruthin surgery will be held until Friday21st, in the Wimpy Taylor Office between 11am and 4pm.

 

The cameras will be located at:-

 

1) The Roe
2) Junction of the Roe and Ashley Court
3) Opposite the entrance to Roe Park
4) At the entrance to the Glasdir Estate

 

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