THREE new CCTV cameras have been installed in Chester’s Bridge Street and Eastgate Street Rows.
They are already helping Cheshire West and Chester Council and Cheshire Police to crack down on incidents of people urinating on the Rows and any other anti-social problems.
Chester Councillor Tom Parry said: “I welcome the extension to the CCTV network and thank businesses for supporting the new cameras.
“CCTV is a valuable tool for preventing and responding to crime and anti-social behaviour in a very busy public space.
“We are very keen as a council to use it in the most appropriate manner and to be completely transparent about where our cameras are and what they are for.
“Shoplifting and crime are low in Chester because of the link between CCTV, police and retailers who all use the Chester Against Business Crime radio and information sharing scheme.
“It’s this close partnership working that makes this such a safe city and we hope further CCTV coverage will shrink this figure even further.”