Arklow town team secure funding for CCTV system

CCTV cameras are to be installed at 11 locations between Upper Main Street to Lower Main Street, River Walk and the North Quay in Arklow town.

Arklow Town Team welcomed the announcement of funding towards the installation of a community-based CCTV system for the town.  This follows the submission of an application in December 2017 to the Department of Justice and Equality.

The CCTV scheme is intended to support local communities who wish to install and maintain CCTV security systems in their area, with the aim of increasing public safety and to deter illegal or anti-social behaviour.

The maximum grant has been awarded to Arklow by the Department of Justice with matching funding to be made available from Wicklow County Council.

A full tendering process will now commence and it is hoped to have the installation of the cameras completed within six months.  Arklow Municipal District is committed  to working with the community to ensure the effective delivery of this  project so that the benefits will be enjoyed by all.

Cllr Tommy Annesley, Chair of the Arklow Town Team and Cathaoirleach of Arklow Municipal District, welcoming the news said that “the success of this application is attributed to the commitment from An Garda Síochána along with the support for the project received from local businesses and community groups.”

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