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New Forest District Council begins four-week trial of new CCTV camera in Fordingbridge

NEW CCTV technology will be trialled in Fordingbridge as part of New Forest District Council’s commitment to keeping crime levels low.

The project, which is in partnership with the town council, uses 4G cameras which produce high-definition images in colour and have integrated infra-red to enhance images in low light conditions.

During a four-week trial period the council will test the functionality of the equipment and quality of the footage, as well as engaging with the local business community and residents to gain feedback.

The district council is installing the technology on a trial basis (picture: NFDC)
The district council is installing the technology on a trial basis (picture: NFDC)

Fordingbridge was selected for the trial as it currently does not have any CCTV cameras.

If the trial is successful, the council says it will look to expand the CCTV network across other areas of the district that do not currently have cameras, including Fawley, Brockenhurst and Bransgore.

The district council’s cabinet member for community safety and wellbeing, Cllr Dan Poole, said: “The trial of new CCTV camera technology in Fordingbridge marks a significant step forward in our efforts to continue maintaining a secure environment for our community, fostering a sense of confidence and wellbeing for all our residents.”

Residents interested in learning more about the scheme are invited to attend an information evening at Fordingbridge Town Hall on 22nd February at 6pm.

Thanking the town council for its support with the “vital” project, Cllr Poole added: “I’m delighted with how the trial is going so far, and urge residents of the area to attend the community event to find out more.”

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