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06 March 2015

New Era for CCTV in Wrexham

Exciting proposals about the future of CCTV delivery in Wrexham which could see a WiFi network developed across the town centre is to go before Executive Board on 10 March.

The report by Cllr Hugh Jones, Lead Member for Communities, Partnerships and Collaboration, seeks approval to upgrade CCTV cameras to create a new "hybrid" transmission system for CCTV images and to use the CCTV infrastructure to create a network of WiFi hotspots across Wrexham town centre.

The estimated cost of the proposal is £400k and it is proposed to fund the work from £74k of capital funding, a one off contribution of £158k from the Assets and Economic Development 2015/16 budget and the department is currently seeking £168k from Vibrant and Viable Places and

Cllr Jones, said:

"I am very pleased to be able to present this report to Executive Board.  It following months of work by officers and members which included a consultation process with other North Wales authorities.   I am confident that the proposals will give us a CCTV system that is up to date with the added bonus of being able to offer WiFi hotspots in the town centre.  I hope members will support the proposals which will help towards our priority of ensuring that Wrexham is a place where people feel, and are, safe and secure."

The Executive Board takes place on Tuesday 10 March at 2.00 pm at the Guildhall and members of the public are invited to attend.

The meeting will also be webcast and anyone wanting to view the live proceedings can do so from Wrexham Council's website at http://www.wrexham.public-i.tv/core/portal/home