Kidsgrove Town Centre is to benefit from new CCTV cameras which enable the local Police to have access to the cameras from their mobile phones. The cameras installed in Market Street and Heathcote Street are the new version of CCTV cameras, known as IP cameras, which allow instant access over an internet connection.
The previous system that was in use in Kidsgrove meant that the footage could not be accessed when the General Traffic shop in Kidsgrove was closed. This new improvement should ensure that Kidsgrove shoppers and residents are much safer when in the town centre.
It is unknown how many of the new cameras have been installed, some residents report that they have noticed one camera, others 2. Given that the project has cost £6000 it would be fair to assume that the roads in question now have ample coverage. Let’s hope that this is only the start of improvements to Kidsgrove Town Centre.