Details of successful bidders from round two of the Home Office CCTV Initiative.
Several bids are for mobile cameras: one for œ158,400 in Nottinghamshire has gone to Newark and Sherwood District Council. Ian Harrison, Safety and CCTV Manager, says that the specification is for a vehicle with off-road capacity, for service in any part of the district that includes countryside which a normal vehicle would have trouble reaching. Crimes to be tackled include fly tipping. Equipment would include five relocatable rapid deploment cameras, which can be sited up to two kilometres from the vehicle, with radio transmission of pictures back to the van, where monitoring is in real time and with multiplexer recording. Ian Harrison adds: ?Part of the package will be a ?suitcase? deployable system, where the control can be moved from the van and operated from a suitcase.? The Newark-based council is considering use of volunteer CCTV operators alongside the council operators (from Broadland Guarding, working in a Qudarant-installed control room) and police. Those volunteers would be vetted by police.
One of the UK?s first town centre schemes, in King?s Lynn, has œ1m for modernisation, reports Lawrie Williams, Head of Client Services at the West Norfolk council. Some of the older black and white cameras will be replaced; areas of the town centre will be in-filled, and two new areas of coverage will be a housing estate and industrial estate. The total of cameras will rise from 85 to about 120. Following a Best Value review last year, CCTV monitoring is going side by side with the alarms for the elderly service, and control room staffing is going in-house (as at Huntingdonshire District Council, as reported last month).
On Tyneside, four Metro railway stations are to have digital CCTV cameras in a pilot scheme. Director-general of Metro operators Nexus Mike Parker said: ?The four stations in the test area will get œ500,000 of the œ750,000 of the CCTV allocation. The criteria for the test are to show the new cameras can work as an integrated system and that they produce digital images which can?t be tampered with. The trials won?t take long to prove the cameras? worth and then we?ll be able to re-submit to the Home Office for the rest of the funding, which runs into millions.? Nexus is also to have a new South Tyneside control room and CCTV at 12 new stations on the Sunderland extension, covering platforms, entrances and approaches, bus interchanges, car parks and surrounds. Nexus has 130 cameras, mainly covering busiest areas for crowd control; it hopes eventually for 480.
In Hartlepool (grant: œ122,600), 11 new CCTV cameras will be added to the existing 38, including a mobile camera for one-off events.
In North Lincolnshire, in a œ189,244 grant, Albert Marson Court and Earl?s Walk, council house areas in Scunthorpe, will have refurbished gates, upgraded street lighting and an electronic door entry system and 15 colour cameras, to be monitored by the existing 24-hour control room (separately gaining a œ175,750 grant).
Also in Lincolnshire, the five CCTV systems in Mablethorpe, Louth, Alford, Skegness and Horncastle will be linked by fibre-optic cable in one command centre, at a venue yet to be decided. Grant: œ1.323m. Professional Security reported in October 2000 on the Louth scheme, staffed by volunteer operators.
In Birmingham, City Hospital NHS Trust has œ487,000 for cameras, signs and improved lighting on all of the hospital?s 21 car parks and all site exits. All car parks will get telephones linked to security staff. Bristol, like Birmingham, has several grants for CCTV for retail and residential areas running into seven figures. The Bristol Community Safety Partnership was awarded œ927,576 for its Central Bristol Link Scheme, around the Broadmead shopping centre. Planned are some 44 new fixed CCTV cameras, three mobile cameras, and a link to a monitoring station at Avon and Somerset Police headquarters in Portishead. North Somerset Community Safety Partnership has œ64,000 for five cameras to cover Portishead town centre.
From more than 800 outline bids, more than 300 schemes, with the potential value of around œ108 million were shortlisted (printed in our May issue. Awards of œ79m have been made to partnerships, listed below by region (place or type of scheme in brackets).
The following have gained more than œ1m:
Enfield (monitoring station), œ2.088m; Brent/Camden (Kilburn) œ1.745m; Lambeth (Vassall Estate) œ1,955,912, (Angell Estate) œ1,085m; Lewisham (Corrington Road) œ1,486,510; Newham (relocation of East London control centre) œ1,183,800; Tower Hamlets (Docklands Light Railway) œ2,718,450.
Leicester City Council (enhancement) œ850,600 (community safety phase two) œ2,545,750; East Lindsey District Council (five towns – Lincolnshire) œ1.323m.
Southampton (mobile/ control room) œ1.01m.
Norfolk County Council (King’s Lynn modernisation and extension) œ1,000,440.
Yorkshire and Humberside
Kingston upon Hull City Council (community project) œ1.2m.
Liverpool City Council, (extending and integrating) œ1,613,933, safer transport initiative, Liverpool Airport) œ271,533; extension phase two œ2,393,887, (Dovecot Neighbourhood Centre) œ57,413. Manchester City Council (East Manchester Community) œ686,539, (secure communitiesœ1,441,400, (UMIST) œ169,000, (CMHT Challenge) œ584,321, (University of Manchester – Fallowfield Residential Campus) œ463,820
Merton (Sadler Close) œ131,900, (Phipps Bridge residential/community shopping/travel links) œ87,500, (Green Lane) œ53,000 (Mitcham town centre, Three Kings Place) œ15,000; Barking and Dagenham (Chadwell Heath High Road) œ148,000; Barnet (North Finchley town centre) œ470,960; Bexley (Welling town centre/mobile cameras) œ436,650, (car parks in Abbey Wood) œ58,500; Bromley (Crays SRB Area flexible surveillance) œ520,000; Croydon (North Croydon) œ476,580; Ealing (control centre) œ597,600; Hammersmith and Fulham (control room expansion) œ54,000; Haringey (mobile CCTV) œ351,810; Harrow (town centre/bus station link) œ373,360; Havering (Romford town centre integration) œ466,583; Kensington and Chelsea (Dalgarno Neighbourhood) œ281,000; Kingston upon Thames (railway stations link) œ34,000; Lewisham (control room relocation) œ473,160; Westminster City Council (Marylebone Village) œ65,738; Southwark (Warner Road Estate) œ171,550, (control centre integration) œ353,780.
Bassetlaw (Retford Town Centre) œ149,090; Daventry (town centre) œ487,000; West Lindsey District Council (Gainsborough town centre) œ152,400; Derby City Council (housing extension) œ258,890; (Derbyshire Royal Infirmary) œ918,440; Bolsover District Council (Clowne town centre) œ192,000; Newark and Sherwood (extension) œ120,000, mobile schemeœ158,400; Northampton Borough Council (three estate action areas) œ148,285; Wellingborough Council (town centre, car parks and control centre) œ146,611; Kettering Borough Council (A6 towns) œ223,089; South Kesteven District Council (Grantham and District Hospital) œ141,594; North West Leicestershire District Council (Ashby, Coalville town centres) œ202,602; High Peak Borough Council (mobile scheme) œ63,000; Corby Borough Council (extension) œ176,509
West Oxfordshire District Council (Whitney town centre) œ314,000; Havant Borough Council(Lavender Road shopping centre, the Lodge and Stakes Community Centre) œ85,000, (Purbrook Way shops) œ40,000, (railway station link) œ55,000; Hampshire County Council and Rushmoor Borough Council (Rushmoor) œ464,520; Elmbridge Borough Council (Elmbridge) œ865,537; New Forest District Council (Lymington, Totton and Ringwood) œ975,000; Kent councils (Medway) œ648,800, Kent County Council (sheltered homes in Canterbury) œ100,000, mobile system in Canterbury œ68,500; Rother District Council (Ravenside Retail Park and Eastern Bexhill Boundary) œ69,500; Arun District Council (Littlehampton extension) œ47,000; Horsham District Council (South Holmes Estate) œ450,000; Runnymede Borough Council and Surrey County Council (St Peter’s Hospital) œ278,000; Milton Keynes Council (mobile system) œ160,933; Thanet District Council (C-View) œ69,932; Hampshire County Council (Gosport) œ180,000; Seaford Town Council (extension) œ74,358; Ashford Borough Council (Bockhanger Square, hot spot management) œ37,544; Kent police (Swale rapid deployment cameras) œ83,785; Dover District Council (London Road) œ14,000, (Queens Street) œ14,000; Maidstone Borough Council (Tovil) œ240,042; Maidstone Borough Council (Lockmeadow Leisure Complex) œ34,900; Hart District Council (Fleet town centre extension) œ186,000; Shepway and Hythe Councils (direct link to Shepway control room) œ38,507; Oxford City Council (city centre extension) œ217,690, (Gloucester Green extension) œ46,569; Portmouth City Council (Elm Grove/Albert Road) œ130,000, (Landport, The Courts) œ70,000; Isle of Wight Council (Sandown town centre) œ142,373 (Newport town centre and hospital) œ384,179; Vale of White Horse District Council (Peachcroft Shopping Centre) œ40,700 (Abingdon car parks) œ70,100, (Saxton Road, St Helen Street, Abingdon) œ120,950; Hastings Borough Council (Ore Village and Silverhill) œ66,850; Slough Borough Partnership (control room modernisation) œ244,000; Medway District Council (Rochester city centre and Rochester – Chatham link) œ313,460; Winchester City Council œ17,600; Kent County Council (sheltered homes in Canterbury) œ100,000; Dartford Borough Council (town centre extension) œ131,392, (Dartford East extension) œ244,580; Tunbridge Wells Borough Council (rural extension) œ119,037; Surrey Borough Council (Sheerwater) œ269,731; Reading Borough Council (extension) œ749,500; Brighton and Hove City (North Moulescombe) œ269,385; Chiltern District Council (link between Amersham monitoring suite and High Wycombe) œ71,189; Wycombe District Council (Castlefield/ Park Parade) œ173,881
Mid Suffolk District Council (Stowmarket town centre) œ287,750; South Bedfordshire District Council (control room upgrade, Dunstable) œ17,790, (Leighton Buzzard town centre) œ79,122 (Dunstable shopping areas) œ100,092; Luton Borough Council; Hockwell Ring High Rise Flats/Shopping Parade) œ272,680, (town centre car parks) œ55,243, (town centre phase two) œ704,880; Cambridge City Council (Madingley Road park and cycle) œ95,875; Thurrock Unitary Council, œ845,000; Ipswich Borough Council, (town centre modernisation) œ129,000; Huntingdonshire District Council (phase four) œ411,820 Mid Beds District Council (market towns) œ77,377; East Cambridgeshire District Council(Ely, Soham and Littleport town centres and car parks) œ634,000; North Norfolk District Council (linked towns consolidation) œ388,687; Fenland District Council(four towns) œ442,205; Suffolk County Council (Mid Suffolk mobile CCTV) œ62,350; Peterborough City Council (control room upgrade) œ81,592, (pedestrian subways) œ67,692; North Hertfordshire District Council (Southfields Shopping Precinct, Letchworth) œ27,000.
Yorkshire and Humberside
East Riding/ Beverley Town Council (Beverley) œ142,000; Bradford Metropolitan Borough Council (CCTV and concierge services for high rise homes) œ823,400, (New Deal for Communities) œ329,600, (Little Germany Urban Village) œ181,000, Royds œ253,275, West Yorkshire CCTV Cooperative œ430,220; Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council (Montagu) œ315,000, Doncaster Royal Infirmary œ800,000, Nether Hall Neighbourhood œ175,000; Kirklees Metropolitan Council (Huddersfield) 111,000; Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council (Hebroyd) œ112,545; Goole Town Council, œ155,325; East Riding of Yorkshire (Hedon) œ39,547; North East Lincolnshire Council (control room) œ175,750, (Freeman Street, Grimsby) œ177,000, (Albert Marson, housing) œ189,244; Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council (extension) œ181,500, (car park) œ125,000; City of Wakefield Metropolitan District Council (Pontefract) œ429,815
Newcastle City Council(Newcastle Central) œ500,000, Byker œ149,829; Sedgefield Borough Council (West Cornforth) œ91,000; Gateshead Council (Felling town centre) œ170,000; Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council (Loftus town centre) œ120,000, (Marske town centre) œ115,000; Sunderland City Council (Wear Watch mobile) œ168,000; South Tyneside (Tyne Dock Housing Estate) œ275,650; Nexus (Tyne and Wear Metro) œ750,000; North Tyneside & South Tyneside (South Tyne mobile) œ20,524; Castle Morpeth Borough Council (Morpeth) œ223,000; Middlesbrough Council œ316,000, (Vaughan shopping centre) œ18,350, (Saltersgill Road shops) œ9,000; Darlington Borough Council (college area) œ136,383, (Northgate/ High Northgate) œ67,007; Wear Valley District Council (Crook extension) œ30,425; Berwick-upon-Tweed Borough Council (railway station and town centre) œ23,000, (portable surveillance camera) œ8,000; Chester le Street District Council (control centre upgrade) œ29,000; Hartlepool Borough Council (Seaton and hot spots) œ122,600; District of Easington (Peterlee Sports centre) œ22,970
Cumbria County Council (centralised monitoring) œ211,000; Manchester City Council(A6 Corridor) œ323,000;Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council (Denton town centre) œ50,000; Wigan Council (Wigan town centre) œ380,250; (Ashton town centre) œ240,000, (Leigh town centre extension) œ315,000; Sefton Council (South Road) œ185,487, Bootle town centreœ132,623, Southport town centre extension œ169,525; Congleton Borough Council (rural observation and detection vehicle) œ37,215; Borough of Ribble Valley (Clitheroe and Whalley) œ572,151; Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council (Old Cross Street Ashton, car park) œ17,000, (Union Street car park, Ashton) œ34,000, (Droylesden Town Centre) œ44,000; Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council (Chorley Old Road) œ23,650, (Dunbar Drive and Paulhan Street) œ210,650; West Lancashire District Council (community CCTV) œ696,703; Barrow Borough Council (A Safer Furness) œ253,120; Rochdale Metropolitan Borough (Heywood town centre) œ51,000; Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council(network extension) œ358,000; Knowlsey Metropolitan Borough Council (residential crime hotspots) œ251,153; Vale Royal Borough Council (flexible deployment) œ32,895; Bury Metropolitan Borough Council (Prestwich) œ570,857, (Radcliffe) œ334,615; St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council, œ872,000; Preston Borough Council (community safety) œ73,200, (Callon) œ203,028; Salford City Council (School Net) œ411,475; Carlisle City Council (phase five, rural crime reduction) œ111,000; Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council (Limeside St Chads) œ75,500; Chester City Council(city centre) œ796,000, (mobile cameras) œ54,656.
Stafford Borough Council (Marston Road) œ58,400; Lichfield District Council (Burntwood extension and control centre link) œ98,443, (mobile system) œ30,450; Birmingham City Council (Castle Vale estate) œ455,054, (hospitals) œ487,000, (Kings Heath retail area) œ254,245, (Priory Estate) œ231,500, (Aston) œ500,000, (East Meadway shopping centre) œ77,550; Wyre Forest District Council (community housing) œ220,000; South Staffordshire Council (villages) œ373,000; Sandwell, Wolverhampton Councils (public transport) œ213,235; Cannock Chase Council(Norton Canes Community Centre) œ52,030, (Rugeley community facilities) œ52,030; Warwick District Council (Leamington town centre) œ249,370, (Whitwatch) œ79,011; Stratford upon Avon District Council (Southam town centre and car park) œ65,296, (Shipston on Stour town centre and car parks) œ87,224; Tamworth Borough Council (mobile system) œ144,000, (modernisation and town centre) œ51,000; (Leisure Island and Strykers Leisure complex) œ113,000; Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council (Brierley Hill shopping centre œ160,027; Telford and Wrekin (mobile CCTV) œ54,099, (Madeley Centre refurbishment) œ28,000; Atherstone Town Council (Atherstone) œ418,400; Malvern Hills District Council (Barnards Green shopping centre) œ80,901; Staffs Moorlands District Council (Biddulph town centre) œ186,434, (Cheadle town centre) œ65,430; Coventry City Police (Coventry city centre) œ17,541.
Carmarthenshire County Council (mobile unit) œ182,000; Caerphilly County Borough Council(Blackwood town centre) œ120,450, (expansion of control room) œ52,500; Flintshire County Council (Mold town centre) œ81,770; Rhondda Cynon Taff County Borough Council (Treorchy and Porth) œ321,000; Ceredigion County Borough Council (mobile surveillance) œ134,398; Wrexham County Borough Council (central control extension) œ33,000, (Afon community safety) œ31,000 (Rhosllanercgrugog – Pant Ward) œ39,000, (Penycae – Afoneitha) œ37,000, (industrial estate) œ150,000; Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council (Sandfields) œ265,100; Torfaen County Borough Council (Torfaen) œ3,207.
Taunton Deane Borough Council (Taunton town centre) œ278,700; Torridge District Council (Bideford town centre) œ219,000; Devon County Council (North Devon District Hospital) œ115,100, (The Park Community School) œ104,366; Plymouth City Council (control room relocation) œ575,350; North Devon District Council (Green Lanes Shopping Centre, Barnstaple) œ72,017, (Ilfracombe) œ342,882; West Wiltshire District Council (Westbury) œ137,237, Trowbridge town centre œ260,040; North Somerset Council (Portishead town centre) œ64,000; Bridport Town Council (Bridport) œ227,997; North Wiltshire District Council (Wootton Bassett) œ107,842; Stroud District Council (extension, modernisation) œ74,700; Penryn Town Council (Penryn) œ99,622; Restormel Borough Council (Newquay) œ232,152; Weymouth & Portland Borough Council(leisure facilities and long stay car parks) œ238,474; Exeter City Council (control room and hospital sites) œ480,000; Christchurch Borough Council (town centre and moveable system) œ188,533; Bournemouth Borough Council (Bournemouth International Centre, multi-storey car park) œ100,463; Bristol City Council (Safer Symes – Hartcliffe) œ237,000, (St Paul?s) œ398,570; (St Jude?s) œ943,666; (central Bristol link) œ927,576; Cheltenham Borough Council (rapid deployment) œ16,190; Plymouth City Council (North Stonehouse) œ226,380; South Somerset District Council (Crewkerne town centre) œ75,760