Questions - Blaenau Gwent CCTV

Council meeting 29 July 2014 

Question to Cabinet Member Licensing and Statutory Functions from Cllr Guy

Subject: Blaenau Gwent CCTV

Question 2

Question: I am given to understand that Newport City Council has been awarded the tender to manage the CCTV systems in Blaenau Gwent?  Is this correct and what exactly will this entail?

Answer: The Council’s medium term financial plan has a target to make the CCTV service cost neutral within 3 years.  The team have been working very hard to review their operating provision and to see where efficiencies can be gained through delivering the service on behalf of other public sector bodies.

It is excellent news that Newport City Council were successful in winning the tender for providing the CCTV monitoring and out of hours call handling for Blaenau Gwent CBC. The contract for this work started on the 4th June, 2014 and runs for 5 years.

The contract sees the Newport team monitoring CCTV cameras across the main towns in the Blaenau Gwent area on a 24/7 basis.  Also the team will handle Blaenau Gwent’s out of hours calls between the hours of 16.30hrs and 07.00hrs of each day and over week-ends.

In a continued move to cost neutrality, the CCTV service is looking to see where this can be replicated with other local authorities or public bodies.