Neil O’Brien, MP for Harborough, Oadby and Wigston has joined with local councillors to call on Oadby and Wigston to build a proper system of CCTV cameras, following a recent rash of burglaries centred on the Oadby area.
The MP and councillors are seeking a meeting with council leader John Boyce to discuss whether a system could be installed similar to the one which covers Market Harborough.
Neil O’Brien said:
“Harborough Council have invested in a high-definition CCTV system which covers Market Harborough and other centres, and is used by the police every day. I want to see a similar system developed by Oadby and Wigston to fight the burglary problem.”
“I’m appalled by these burglaries, and residents and victims have told me they would like to see the council develop a powerful CCTV system to feed intelligence to the police and protect our community.”
“The police can access the CCTV system which Harborough council funds, and they have used it to trace, identify and arrest suspects. I was impressed when I visited their control room recently and I’m keen to see Oadby and Wigston develop something similar.”
Councillor Bhupen Dave, the Conservative Group leader on Oadby and Wigston council, said:
“As a council we must prioritise keeping people safe. A CCTV system like the one Harborough have would reduce the fear in our community, help our police and keep people safe.”
“This is a top priority for residents. We are now seeking a meeting with the leader of the council to start discussing setting up a CCTV system for Oadby and Wigston.”
Neil O’Brien and local police will also be attending a community meeting at Woodland Grange Primary School at 7PM on 23rd November. The meeting will be an opportunity for police to discuss the anti-burglary operation they are now conducting and also an opportunity for people to sign up to Neighbourhood Watch and find out how they can help feed intelligence to the police.