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Anger at police cut in funding for CCTV
Published 23/12/13



PLANS by Thames Valley Police to cut funding for CCTV in Henley have been criticised by a councillor.

The force currently spends about 670,000 a year on CCTV in Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire but wants to cut this by 300,000 over the next three years.

But town and county councillor David Nimmo Smith, says the police “can’t have it both ways”.

Speaking at a meeting of the town council’s town and community committee, he said: “Thames Valley Police use CCTV pictures for prosecutions. I think they should represent that by putting more money into it.

“I know they have got budgeting problems like everybody else but they use it and they should contribute more. If they want to call themselves customers then perhaps we should charge them to use the footage.”


There are 23 cameras in Henley, 20 of which are in the town centre. They were installed by South Oxfordshire District Council as part of a scheme which also covers Wallingford, Didcot and Thame.

The district council pays 158,000 towards all four towns as well as a control room in Abingdon. The town council pays 21,500 towards the cost of cameras in the town centre and three in Mill Meadows.

A police spokesman said: “Thames Valley Police should negotiate with local authorities to implement a coherent CCTV strategy. In doing so, it should move towards becoming a customer rather than a provider of CCTV services, with its funding commensurate to the benefit received.”

Published 23/12/13

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