High-definition CCTV cameras have been fitted to shops on Outram Street, Sutton as part of the Safer Streets Funding.

In total 58 cameras will be installed on shops along Outram Street and the town centre to establish a high level of coverage in the area. The cameras can capture crisp images thanks to built-in lighting. They will be filming 24/7 to ensure that people feel safer whilst shopping and walking through Sutton.  

This is just one of the projects the Council is delivering as part of Safer Streets, an initiative to tackle ongoing issues with crime and anti-social behaviour in New Cross and the wider Sutton area, with a particular focus on women & girls.

Delivered by Ashfield Community Safety Partnership, including the Council, police, fire service, county council and Police and Crime Commissioner, Safer Streets is working on projects ranging from improving street lighting to trialling safety apps to help protect women and girls out on the street.

Cllr Helen-Ann Smith, Cabinet Member for Community Safety and Crime Reduction, said “These cameras are fantastic and will make a real difference to Outram Street. The fact that they are running at all times and capturing high-definition images should work to make women and girls feel safer, and deter potential criminals. The CCTV cameras, combined with the other projects, should reassure residents that Sutton is a safer place to visit, work and live.”

Sewilicious Fabrics on Outram Street is one of the shops who had a state of the art camera fitted. Jenny Tindall, owner of the shop commented “We are really excited to get these cameras, we think they are going to be a huge benefit to Outram Street. It’s going to help with the safety down here, especially for the women and girls who could need to use this service.”  

Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner Caroline Henry said: “We are pouring a huge amount of investment into extra security in Sutton-in-Ashfield thanks to Safer Streets funding. This is part of a joint and determined effort to prevent crime.

“Women have told us they feel safer with a strong CCTV presence. These cameras are being installed in areas with a high footfall to ensure local people, especially women and girls, feel protected and less fearful when walking in our public spaces.

“I would like to thank all those businesses coming on board with this scheme. Your commitment and support are making a valuable difference to the safety of our communities.”

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