New CCTV cameras installed in Lincoln as part of a £50,000 bid to make the city safer led to seven arrests in their first full month of operation. City of Lincoln Councillor Sue Burke, Portfolio Holder for Reducing Inequality, told a meeting of the full council that the 29 new cameras, covering a number of main walking routes into and out of the city centre, had monitored 26 incidents during the month of May.
The scheme, secured with the help of Lincolnshire Police and Crime Commissioner Marc Jones, is mainly aimed at improving safety for women during the darkest hours, but has been used to protect all members of the community. There have also been projects including funding to develop teaching materials which promote women’s rights and challenge attitudes, a night safety charter pledging to design public spaces to make them safe at night; and training for bar, hotel
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