CCTV cameras on Knottingley Warwick Estate will ‘give peace of mind’

�26,000 worth of CCTV cameras will be installed covering bungalows on Cherry Tree Avenue in Knottingley.'Hazel Richardson, Susan Breakwell, Tony Fort and Sheila Hutley (chair of Big local Warwick ahead)
�26,000 worth of CCTV cameras will be installed covering bungalows on Cherry Tree Avenue in Knottingley.'Hazel Richardson, Susan Breakwell, Tony Fort and Sheila Hutley (chair of Big local Warwick ahead)
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CCTV cameras will be installed on Knottingley’s Warwick Estate thanks to a £26,000 grant.

Hazel Richardson, co-ordinator of the estate’s neighbourhood watch, has secured the money from the Big Local Warwick Ahead scheme.

A total of seven cameras will be installed around Cherry Tree Bungalows on Cherry Tree Avenue.

She said: “We haven’t had a huge problem with a lot of crimes being committed in the area but it offers some peace of mind for the people who live up there.

“The majority of people who live in the bungalows are elderly and the cameras should act as a deterrent to any potential criminals.”

Mrs Richardson said she hopes to have the cameras installed by the end of the year.

The Big Local Warwick Ahead is a £1m Lottery Funded scheme to improve the Warwick Estate.

Mrs Richardson said: “I hope that these new cameras will make the residents feel safe in their own homes.

“Nobody should feel at risk of crime and I think that these will really help put an end to peoples’ fears.”

For more information on the Big Local Warwick Ahead scheme - which also funds activities for youngsters at the Old Quary Adventure Playground on the estate - visit its website at www.warwick-ahead.co.uk