After a three-year wait, Wilton will finally get its promised CCTV cameras.
Earlier this month the News reported how the estate’s tenants and residents’ association (TRA) was still waiting for the security scheme, despite thousands of pounds being set aside for the cameras around three years ago.
Now Batley West councillor Shabir Pandor (Lab), a who leads the Narrowing the Gap initiative in Wilton, has confirmed that five cameras will be installed on purpose built CCTV and lighting columns in the Batley estate by Christmas.
Coun Pandor said the cameras would be manoeuvrable, capable of zooming in and would use wireless. web-based technology.
This means a number of law enforcement agencies will be able to access the CCTV footage from any location, he added.
He said: “I am delighted that we have managed to sort out the problems.
“The cameras will be fitted by Christmas and the tenants’ association will be fully involved.
“The CCTV cameras will go a long way in making the residents’ visitors feel a lot safer.
“Anyone breaking the law will need to be aware that they will be on camera and will be prosecuted.”
Wilton TRA chairman Colin Priestley welcomed the update on the CCTV scheme.
He said: “I think it will make a big difference to the estate.
“We will feel more secure.”