Additional average speed installation A565 Southport New Road

In January it was announced by the constabulary and Lancashire Road Safety Partnership that eight routes across the county are set to be targeted with average speed cameras, in a bid to cut down on the number of road casualties. Installation is complete on a stretch of the A565 Southport New Road between the B5246 at Mere Brow and … Read more

Council CCTV operators assist with over 100 incidents in West Lancashire every week

In 2016, West Lancashire Borough Council’s CCTV system was awarded a five year Certificate of Compliance by the Surveillance Camera Commissioner. The certification shows that the Council’s CCTV system is managed appropriately and that the information gathered from the cameras is used in an appropriate manner and in accordance with the Surveillance Code of Practice … Read more

Road casualties to be tackled with average speed cameras

Eight routes where 13 people have lost their lives in collisions in almost six years (01/01/2011 to 01/10/2016) are being targeted in a bid to cut down on the number of casualties. The routes across Lancashire have seen a total of 406 casualties with 62 people suffering serious or life changing injuries since 2011. Now … Read more

Council CCTV operators assist with nearly 100 incidents in West Lancashire every week

A brand new report shows how effective West Lancashire Borough Council’s CCTV operations are in helping to keep crime low in the borough. Over the last five years the Council has invested heavily in the public open space system and expanded the scheme to install cameras in areas which previously had no coverage.  The authority … Read more

Crown Courts to pilot filming for the first time

Justice Minister announces not-for-broadcast trial that will film judges’ sentencing remarks in 8 courts in England and Wales. Proposals to launch a pilot that would see television cameras allowed into the Crown Court for the first time have been announced by the Ministry of Justice and the Lord Chief Justice. The cameras would be able … Read more

New report shows the effectiveness of West Lancashire Borough Council’s CCTV

Crime is low in West Lancashire and the Borough Council’s CCTV operations help to keep it that way. This important role is highlighted in a new report. Over the last five years the Council has invested heavily in the public open space system and expanded the scheme to install cameras in areas which previously had … Read more