A CRACKDOWN on crime that includes 24-hour surveillance on Wrexham Industrial Estate is being revived to protect businesses.
The Security Forum is gettting a cash boost of £1,500 from the Home Office.
The recent revamp of the scheme is down to Constables Pete Barrett and Bob Powell – both from the Wrexham North Policing Team based on Wrexham Industrial Estate – and Rebecca Morgan who is the estate's business co-ordinator.
In a bid to make the scheme even more efficient, only companies with 24-hour security cover have been given the use of a radio, and between all involved provide a 24-hour link to businesses on the estate, as well as a 24-hour contact with Wrexham Councils CCTV Operators.
Its key aims are:
Promote and increase safety of the members and the public
Reduce the level of actual and perceived crime.
Improve communication between members
Regulate the management of the radiolink system.
“We’ve already had a positive response to the scheme, despite it only running for a few weeks,” said Constable Barrett.
“There are already examples where it has been used to highlight vehicles and persons that have been seen acting suspiciously in the area.
“All involved in the scheme were able to keep their ears and eyes on the movements and put fellow businesses on their guard.”