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Stratford District recognised for its CCTV operations

THE CCTV system for Stratford District Council has received the British Standard Accreditation, which recognises good management and practice for an eleventh year.

The District's CCTV is now operated in partnership with local towns and parishes.

Cllr Peter Richards, Health, Well Being Portfolio said: "It is vital that we can reassure our local communities that the CCTV in the District is accountable and professionally run. Continuing to achieve this accreditation shows what an excellent CCTV operation we have in the District.”

There are 87 cameras, installed at strategically positioned locations in Stratford, Shipston, Alcester, Southam, Bidford, Henley, Wellesbourne and Studley recording real time footage 24 hours a day, seven days a week, which is then fed back to the monitoring centre in Stratford.

Accreditation under British Standard 7958 follows a comprehensive assessment based on 120 separate criteria.

In May this year, the District Council agreed to invest £465,000 on upgrading the Council's CCTV scheme to include new technologies.

Cllr Richards added: "CCTV is a valuable community safety resource that provides peace of mind and reassurance and together with partners we are able to maintain this highly acclaimed service for residents, businesses and visitors alike."

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