New bid for CCTV in Suffolk Coastal

A NEW application to obtain Government money for CCTV cameras could be made on behalf of towns in east Suffolk.Suffolk Coastal District Council was disappointed when a bid for £175,000 to pay for cameras was refused by the Home Office.

A NEW application to obtain Government money for CCTV cameras could be made on behalf of towns in east Suffolk.

Suffolk Coastal District Council was disappointed when a bid for £175,000 to pay for cameras was refused by the Home Office.

But now the council is hoping to make a new bid for 19 cameras if it receives the support of towns in the district.

Guy Richardson, Suffolk Coastal's community safety officer, told Aldeburgh town councillors that he was not sure why an application for funding for Aldeburgh, Saxmundham, Framlingham, Leiston, and Woodbridge had been unsuccessful.

He said: “I am aware that the Home Office does not know whether this fund will exist this year. If it does, I shall apply again in April and keep going until they give in.

“The alternative is the Big Lottery Fund with its reaching communities fund.”

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A meeting will be held with the towns to gather their views on the next steps to take.

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