Fakenham gets cameras

Diss, Norfolk. CCTV cameras on the EACH and BREAK shops in Diss ANL-140716-163227001

Diss, Norfolk. CCTV cameras on the EACH and BREAK shops in Diss ANL-140716-163227001

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New CCTV cameras were described as “phenomenal” at a launch party in Fakenham.

Sheringham and North Walsham were also included in the contract with Secure Defence UK after North Norfolk District Council decided to withdraw its financial support for CCTV across the region in 2013.

Paddy Seligman, president of the Norfolk Association of Local Councils, said: “All three councils worked closely together with the contractors to enable six cameras to function in each town,

“It’s a much-improved system and the clarity of the images, which I’ve seen for myself, is phenomenal. The benefits to the police, local residents and businesses will be profound.

Fakenham mayor Jeremy Punchard congratulated all those who had worked so hard over the past year to see the project through, adding: “I particularly wish to thank councillors Tim Duffey and Adrian Vertigan along with our town clerk Linda Jennings for their commitment.”

Austin Clarke, police beat manager for Fakenham, said: “It provides so much assurance for the community and it’s really exciting that we can now access such a quality system.

“The images from the previous cameras were very poor but these ones, which we can access remotely, will help us no end.”

On behalf of Secure Defence UK, James Mason said: “We hope it continues to be of benefit to everyone for years to come.”