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Plans for CCTV in Bexley village and Crayford

PUBLISHED: 10:20 02 August 2011 | UPDATED: 11:48 02 August 2011

Councillor Peter Craske

Councillor Peter Craske

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A consultation has begun on the introduction CCTV in Crayford and Bexley village.

Bexley Council plan to introduce three cameras to Bexley village which currently has none despite a busy nightlife.

Three cameras are also planned for Crayford town centre which also have none, as revealed in the consultation which began on Monday and close on Friday, August 19.

Cllr Peter Craske, Cabinet Member for Public Realm and Community Safety said: “Last year, Bexley’s CCTV service contributed directly to 492 arrests and was involved in detecting 5,619 incidents. This is one of the reasons that Bexley has become one of the safest places to live in London.

“Reducing the fear of crime is equally important though, and CCTV is helping to do that.

“This will bring to life our commitment to provide the CCTV network for Bexley Village and Crayford and we hope lots of people will get involved.”

Residents can pick up surveys from Crayford Library in Crayford Road, Crayford and Bexley Village Library in Bourne Road, Bexley. Council officers will be encouraging residents and businesses to complete the surveys when they visit Bexley village and Crayford town centre. They are due to visit Bexley village at 9am on Friday, and Crayford town centre at 2pm and again at the same times and places next Thursday (11).

The survey can also be completed online at www.bexley.gov.uk/cctvsurvey

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