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Delight after CCTV take-over offer is accepted by Sheringham, North Walsham and Fakenham town councils

15:40 19 March 2014

CCTV cameras look set to remain in Fakenham, Sheringham and North Walsham,

CCTV cameras look set to remain in Fakenham, Sheringham and North Walsham,

It is “full steam ahead” for a CCTV take-over in three communities after a financial offer was accepted by councillors.

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The North Norfolk District Council (NNDC) offer of £50,318 was accepted by Sheringham, North Walsham and Fakenham town councils, who hope to continue running the service which was previously under threat.

NNDC had planned to scrap all of its CCTV cameras to save £200,000 per year but the system will remain in place at North Walsham, Sheringham and Fakenham after a contract is signed.

The agreement comes after weeks of negotiations with the Three Towns CCTV Group, led by Sheringham mayor Doug Smith.

Cromer and Wells town councils were initially involved in the discussions but pulled out.

Mr Smith, who discussed the offer with Sheringham Town Council last night, said: “The members are very pleased. It is full-steam ahead now, which is good news. I’m delighted.”

The contract, which will be drawn up by NNDC, has to be agreed by the three individual councils who will work with Secure Defence UK, based south of Norwich.

A NNDC spokesman said it was hoped the transfer of equipment would be completed next month.

There are eight cameras in North Walsham, six in Sheringham and 16 in Fakenham.

The £50,318 offer will last for three years but extra money will be needed from the three towns.

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3 comments

  • What a waste of money...do we have proof that CCTV is effective in Sheringham? When you have to walk home after midnight in Sheringham in pitch black darkness because the street lights have all been turned off, I find it amazing that the Town Council have agreed to PAY for the CCTV to be kept up and running in the Town Centre.....why not use that money to keep the street lights on overnight....? No doubt our Council Tax will go up to pay for this...just what we all need!

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    Tracey

    Wednesday, March 19, 2014

  • One of these would have been useful outside the Windham Arms Sheringham, on the 1st March between 10:15 and !0:40 p.m.

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    backwoodsman

    Wednesday, March 19, 2014

  • Now watch Sheringham town council hike the Council Tax year on year to pay for it, CCTV is a waste of Taxpayers money.

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    Hugh

    Wednesday, March 19, 2014

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