A Hull housing estate is planning a joint project which will see 200 CCTV cameras link up with telephone lines owne...
A Hull housing estate is planning a joint project which will see 200 CCTV cameras link up with telephone lines owned by Kingston Communications, the telecommunications company partially floated this month, reports The Hull Daily Mail.
Housing landlords on the Thornton estate, including Kingston upon Hull City Council, North British Housing Association and Sanctuary are backing the scheme.
If it gets the necessary funding, the estate will install the cameras and employ estate wardens to patrol the streets.
The bid to clinch the necessary£500,000 needed to launch the project is also being supported by the police. Half of the cash is expected to come from European funding and representatives behind the bid are due to lobby city councillors tomorrow for a£150,000 contribution.
The local resource centre association chairman, Tony Dearing, said the CCTV system 'will allow us to move the cameras around to wherever they are needed rather than having them forver fixed to a single point'.