Gedling Borough Council has installed a 10-metre pole with CCTV cameras on top in Rolleston Drive in Arnold.
The location for the camera is at the junction with Brookfield Road, near the Major Oak pub with a view of the nearby takeaway restaurants and businesses.
The new CCTV cameras will act as a deterrent following a number of incidents of anti-social behaviour in the area. The council announced the news on Facebook, with a post showing pictures of the camera working in the area, and received several dozen positive responses from local residents.
The council approved the plans in January and the cameras are now installed and operational. The CCTV camera was installed as part of the council’s priority to reduce anti-social behaviour, crime and the fear of crime in known hot spots. This is the second CCTV camera to be recently placed in an area to reduce crime. A new camera was installed on Smithy Crescent, Arnold which has seen a significant reduction in anti-social behaviour in the area.
Leader of the Council, Councillor John Clarke said, “In May last year my administration promised to install additional CCTV cameras across our borough to help keep our communities safe - we’re delivering on that promise. I’m pleased with how quickly we have been able to get these cameras installed and working. I have spoken to businesses and residents living nearby who are very happy that the council has listened to them and we expect that the cameras will help significantly reduce anti-social behaviour in the area.”