Council approves Richmond CCTV funding

Richmond market place. Photo: Guy Carpenter.

Money to help fund the return of CCTV cameras in Richmond town centre was last night approved.

Members of Richmondshire District Council’s corporate board awarded £21,110 to Richmond Town Council to pay for four fixed and three deployable cameras.

Four cameras will be fixed on the town hall and museum covering the car parks, pedestrian and shopping areas.

Another three deployable cameras will used on troublespots.

They will be installed and run by the town council.

Up until 2014 the town was covered by a scheme of cameras funded through a partnership of the district council, town council and local businesses – but they were withdrawn by the district council when funding was no longer available from the business community.

“Although we cannot run these schemes any longer, we are committed to helping communities and business associations with the capital costs of installing cameras,” said Council Leader, Councillor Yvonne Peacock.

“Richmond is a great example of this – without our help these cameras could not be installed.”