The Vale of Glamorgan Council is to carry out a “Resident Consultation” on the provision of CCTV across the county – including Penarth.
There is now to be a “resident consultation evening” held on Monday December 10th from 17.30 at Barry Emergency Service Centre, Port Road West, Barry.
There is on-going doubt as to whether some – or indeed any – of the CCTV cameras in Penarth, which were installed by NTL/CableTel in the 1990s, are working .
On September 18th 2016 South Wales Police confirmed that not a single one of the CCTV cameras in Penarth was operational.
On November 4th 2016 PDN was assured by Inspector Gary Smart at Penarth Police station that the cameras WOULD be repaired or replaced.
On September 5th 2017 PDN asked the South Wales Police by email whether the cameras in Penarth were now operational – but received no reply.
On October 7th 2018 PDN asked Cllr Andrew Parker (the cabinet member directly responsible for activities of the “Safer Vale Partnership” which operates the county-wide CCTV system) if he could confirm what the current status is of the CCTV cameras in Penarth and – if they are not yet operational – when they would be back in action. Cllr Parker has not yet replied.
The Vale Council has now announced the public consultation on CCTV and is now telling local residents this is their chance to voice their opinion on the following matters saying:-
- “The Provision of CCTV in the Vale – We are undertaking a review of CCTV in the Vale and would like your views on the current provision.
- The Community Safety Partnership Strategy – We want to make sure that our new strategy is focused on the things that really matter to you.”