CCTV cash aid boost

PUBLISHED: 15:53 11 August 2008 | UPDATED: 09:28 10 June 2010

MONDAY, AUGUST 11: EXMOUTH'S fight against crime took a major leap forward this week, when an organisation commited to ensuring residents' safety gave a £15,000 cash boost to upgrade the town's CCTV cameras. At Monday's meeting of the town's finance committee ,the final fun

EXMOUTH'S fight against crime took a major leap forward this week, when an organisation commited to ensuring residents' safety gave a £15,000 cash boost to upgrade the town's CCTV cameras.At Monday's meeting of the town's finance committee ,the final funding for a £40,000 scheme to upgrade the town's ageing surveillance system was granted by the Community Safety Partnership - funded by the Police Authority, Probation, PCT, and Devon Fire and Rescue.A total of £20,000 had already been promised by East Devon District Council, while the police authority and the town council have pledged £2,500 each. The funding will upgrade the system's software, which is out of date after the switchover from analogue to digital - many of the town centre and seafront cameras were installed in 1996. But Cllr Steve Wragg criticised the funding having to come from several different sources: "This is another example of East Devon's inadequate funding of services - we have to scrape around for the money.

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