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Witney CCTV Open Days

The CCTV Control Room in Witney will be opening its doors to retailers in the town who have been
invited to visit and see for themselves how the system operates.

Barry Norton, Chairman of the CCTV Management Group said, "The cameras have been responsible for assisting in 878 arrests in the Town Centre as well as acting as a deterrent in preventing different types of
crime. The 'Open Day' will give retailers an opportunity to learn more about the system and the benefits to them."

Twenty four CCTV cameras are located in strategic locations throughout Witney Town Centre. In addition, two mobile cameras are used on the estates surrounding Witney to tackle anti-social behaviour as well as supporting retailers and members of the public who are victims of crime.

Rodney Hartnell, Manager of the Woolgate Centre, has been very pleased with the impact of CCTV and commented, "CCTV has helped a great deal towards making customers who use the town centre feel safe."

Dennis Evenrden, Police Area Commander for West Oxfordshire said "The system has assisted in investigations; prosecuting offenders; as well as well as dealing with welfare related incidents like children who are lost and elderly people who have fallen over."

The open days are between 4 and 7pm on Thursday 23rd March and Thursday 30th March at Witney Police Station.

The CCTV system in Witney was launched in January 2002. The initial costs of installing the system were funded by The Home Office. The costs of managing the system are met by West Oxfordshire District Council, Thames Valley Police, Witney Town Council, The Woolgate Centre, and town centre businesses.

Posted : 15/03/2006 17:50:24

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