More CCTV in communities

Two new state-of-the-art mobile CCTV cameras are operating in communities across the borough. The cameras, which are attached to lampposts, capture high-quality images that can be used as evidence in nuisance and criminal cases. bpha has provided funding for the cameras through an £18,000 grant to Bedford Borough Community Safety Partnership.

Carly Cosh, Community Development Manager, says: “The cameras are a great resource as they can be moved from place to place rather than being static. Early feedback shows that they’re already acting as a deterrent. For example, we know that drug dealing in one area has reduced dramatically since the cameras were installed.

“It’s still important that residents report criminal activity. As well as giving the police vital information, it also helps us to pinpoint areas where CCTV would be most useful.”

For non-emergency incidents, call the police on 101 or contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. If you are unsure who best to report anti-social behaviour issues to, call us on 0330 100 0272 for advice.