Decision details


Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


RESOLVED: That Cabinet


(1)  Noted that Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation are looking to withdraw from the funding of CCTV cameras in Letchworth. That Cabinet agree in principle to the taking on of Letchworth cameras (and the costs involved), but seek a continuing contribution from the Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation.


(2)  Agreed to the retention, removal and addition of CCTV cameras as set out in Table 1 of this report.


(3)  Delegated to the Service Director: Resources, in consultation with the Executive Member for Finance and IT, a decision on the number of new mobile CCTV cameras that can be afforded within the existing overall revenue budget (making an allowance for monitoring costs and the costs of moving cameras).


(4)  Noted that additional capital investment in CCTV cameras will be needed and that this will be added to the capital budget for 2023/24 (subject to agreement by Full Council in February).


REASON FOR DECISIONS: The Council has chosen to provide CCTV cameras to help make the District a safer place to live and work. It also supports the Council’s Community Safety role, although the primary role sits with the police. This report therefore considers the optimum location for CCTV cameras based on evidence and professional knowledge.



Report author: Ian Couper

Publication date: 15/12/2022

Date of decision: 13/12/2022

Decided at meeting: 13/12/2022 - Cabinet

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