Local councillors Gohar Almass, Andrew Scopes, Angela Gabriel are pleased to see the much awaited installation of six new CCTV cameras around Holbeck, providing further reassurance to those who reside and work in the area.
Monitored by LeedsWatch 24/7, the cameras provide the capability to increase the safeguarding of residents in Holbeck and helping to ensure the objectives of the Managed Approach are met, particularly reducing the prevalence of street based sex-work in residential Holbeck. They will also deter and prevent crime as well as be used as extra resources to investigate and detect offences that have occurred.
It is hoped that local residents and businesses will benefit from improved safety in the area and reductions in crime levels.
Councillor Gohar Almass (Labour, Beeston & Holbeck) said:
“The installation of these new CCTV cameras provides further reassurance to our residents that we are doing everything that we can as Councillors to address crime in the area, and that community safety remains very much a priority for us. – we know from police reports that they have already been used to prevent theft from cars in the area!
“We encourage residents to report all criminal activity and are hopeful that CCTV cameras will ensure crime levels are kept to a minimum.”
This post is based on a press release issued on behalf of Beeston & Holbeck Councillors
Photo: One of the new cameras at the junction of Domestic Street and Top Moor Side