A CCTV camera is now installed in Lindley, any decision about where to position the new CCTV will be based on local intelligence.
Cllr Cahal Burke and Cllr Richard Eastwood secured funding which will allow the portable CCTV camera to be moved up to 12 times over the next five years, focusing on hot spots across the ward.
Kirklees councillor Cahal Burke (Lib Dem, Lindley) believes that the new camera could prove to be effective in deterring crime in the area and will help to trace culprits.
He has worked closely with local residents as well as local neighbourhood police and agencies in relation to crime issues in the area, and hopes the camera will help people to feel safer.
He recently asked local residents about their experiences of crime as part of a survey, in order to get a clearer picture about local issues of crime and anti-social behaviour.
“There were requests from many residents about installing a new CCTV camera, so I’m glad that their voices have been heard and there is positive and definitive action.
“There have also been regular community events organised in the area, and I would like to praise the local police for their efforts and commitment to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour.
“Tackling crime is often complex and requires a strategic, co-ordinated approach, with the police, local agencies and residents working together.
“It’s vital for residents and the community to have a say and share their views and experiences of crime, and I’ll continue to listen to concerns and discuss options and possible solutions.
“Lindley is a safe place to live, work and visit, but working together will be absolutely essential in making Lindley even safer”