A new CCTV camera system has been installed in Hathersage to help protect local residents and businesses from crime and keep the area safe.
The system covers key locations and routes in and out of the village to allow officers to target any issues around travelling or cross border criminals.
It has been paid for and supported by the police, Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service, local businesses, Derbyshire County Council, Derbyshire Dales District Council and Hathersage Parish Council.
Inspector Dave Nash, who is in charge of the Derbyshire Dales Local Policing Unit, said: “It is great to see the community coming together to support the installation of the CCTV cameras in Hathersage, and the system will really help us to keep the village safe.
“I am pleased that the Derbyshire Dales continues to see lower levels of crime, but we are not complacent. CCTV is a valuable investigative tool in all crime types, helping us bring those who commit crime to justice. The system will also not just benefit the Hathersage community, as potentially it may help us trace or gather intelligence on any individuals travelling through the village to commit crime in other parts of Derbyshire.
Insp. Nash added: “The system will also able to help us locate and identify people who are vulnerable and reported missing, and we hope will act as a deterrent, therefore helping us to prevent crime in the area.”
The CCTV system was installed by Mytec Group and signs have also been put up in the village to make people aware that there are CCTV cameras in the village.
Councillor Peter Mander, Chair of Hathersage Parish Council, said: “Safety is one of our priorities so these new cameras are a welcome addition to our resources in the fight against crime in Hathersage and our surrounding communities.”
The installation of the CCTV cameras has been made possible with particular thanks to:
- Sgt. Andy Wordsworth and PCSO Anthony Boswell, of the local Safer Neighbourhood policing team.
- Hillspeed Racing
- Health Tec Limited
- Barrons of Hathersage
- Cintra’s Café
- Fanny and Clara Hair Design
- Outside Ltd
- The George Hotel
- TC Harrison of Derby
- Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service- Community Safety
- Councillor Judith Twigg, Derbyshire County Council
- Councillor Jean Monks, Derbyshire Dales District Council
- Hathersage Parish Council
- Mytec Group