MAR 01] CITY
CENTRE COMPANY NEWS
Grant Give City
Subways CCTV Safety Boost
cameras are to be installed for the first time in subways crossing
Coventry’s ring road as part of a £350,000 CCTV upgrade.
government grants are to be made to the City Centre Company after approval
was given to an outline scheme to make Coventry a safer place.
two grants will cover the installation of 10 new cameras in high priority
areas in the city centre, a mobile unit, upgrade work to the control room
and, for the first time, cameras in ring road subways.
Bache, of the City Centre Company, said the news would take government
investment in Coventry's CCTV operation past the £500,000 mark.
are delighted. The first grant is for £60,000 plus a contribution from
the City Centre Company, for new cameras in the hub of the city.
are aware that certain areas need better coverage and this will help us
mobile camera will allow us to target trouble spots or to cover areas
hosting special events.
have been aware for a considerable time that people can be uncomfortable
using the underpasses in and out of the city centre and the second grant
will be a massive boost.
allows for 56 new cameras and, again, control room updating to enable us
to monitor the new equipment.
had to make outline applications which have both been approved. Now it
is just a matter of identifying suitably qualified contractors and
putting everything in place ready for the final go-ahead.
aim is to make the city centre as safe as possible for workers and
visitors and we feel we have made great strides to that end. CCTV is a
vital component of that strategy and we are among the most advanced city
centres in the country."