Following a review by Circle Housing Merton Priory into CCTV across its estates in the borough, the housing association has decided to continue to commission the council to provide its CCTV coverage.
Merton Council’s cabinet member for community safety Councillor Edith Macauley said: “I am very pleased that Circle Housing Merton Priory is committed to investing in CCTV for their housing. Merton is one of London’s safest boroughs and we want to keep it that way. CCTV plays a vital role in helping us work with police to respond quickly to any potential anti-social behaviour that may occur and it also provides reassurance to many residents, who can be confident that support is there for them.
“We are looking to invest hundreds of thousands of pounds in public safety cameras and equipment and we will work with Circle Housing Merton Priory to invest in upgrading cameras on their estates.”
Merton’s Borough Commander Chief Superintendent Stuart Macleod said: “It is great news that Circle Housing Merton Priory are continuing to invest in CCTV in our borough. CCTV is an invaluable tool in helping the police and our partners to maintain Merton’s position as one of the safest boroughs in London.”
Circle Housing Merton Priory’s head of housing, Jane Boulton said: “Following a review by Circle Housing Merton Priory in CCTV across its estates in the borough, the housing association has decided to continue to commission the council to provide CCTV coverage. We know our residents value the reassurance they give, especially at night, when they may feel more vulnerable, so I am pleased that we will be continuing to use the council’s CCTV service.”