22 Jan 2019
Five new state of the art CCTV cameras have been installed and are live and recording at Tenby, Pembrokeshire.
The five cameras are located at High Street, South Parade, Tudor Square, St George St and Upper Frog Street. A sixth camera will soon be installed near the harbour when a new pole has been erected.
Over 120 cameras are being installed in 17 towns throughout the police force area of Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Powys.
The work started in Builth Wells in July 2018 and is progressing well. Saundersfoot, Milford Haven, Llanelli, Carmarthen, Ammanford and Brecon have already benefited from the scheme.
Work is due to start in Haverfordwest this week and should be completed by the end of the month.
A modern CCTV Monitoring Room is also being introduced in the Force Communication Centre at Police Headquarters, Llangunnor, which will allow cameras to be monitored centrally by dedicated staff.
Divisional commander for Pembrokeshire, Superintendent Ross Evans said: “It is a very positive move to have these cameras up and running in Tenby. The town attracts a huge number of visitors to the area as the holiday season starts up again in spring. Having the cameras in place in readiness of this influx of visitors can only help us to keep everyone as safe as possible and assist us in carrying out quality investigations when required.”
The PCC has been out and about in Tenby speaking to business owners to see what they think about the reinvestment in CCTV in the town.
The work has been carried out by contractors Baydale Control Systems Ltd as part of the reinvestment in CCTV programme being driven by a key pledge from the Dyfed-Powys Police and Crime Commissioner.
Police and Crime Commissioner Dafydd Llywelyn said: “I have regular meetings with the CCTV Project Manager who is keeping me up to date on this project, and it is very encouraging to see that such progress continues to be made in the installation of CCTV cameras across the force area. I’m glad that my key pledge to reintroduce CCTV in the Dyfed-Powys Police force area is being well-received amongst the communities that need it most.”
Syed Ejaz from The Royal Lion Hotel, High street, said: “I’m really happy with the Commissioner’s CCTV initiative.”
Michaela Edwards from Café No.25, High Street, said: “I think this is a good idea and should have been done sooner.”
Diane Richards from The Pet Shop, Tenby Market, said: “I’m very happy to see CCTV back up and running for a safer Tenby, especially for the summer months. It’s very welcome.”
Lee Davies from Scentinelle, High street said: “CCTV is a welcome addition to the armoury of the local Police, may it serve you well.”
Further information about the camera locations is available on the Dyfed-Powys Police website.
Keep up to date with progress of the CCTV project here.