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More CCTV to tackle trouble spots

CCTV is being extended across Gosport borough to tackle anti-social behaviour.

After a successful bid for government funding, Gosport Borough Council has installed a permanent CCTV camera at Elson Recreation Ground.

The council is also installing two CCTV cameras at Jackie Spencer's Bridge: one in Gosport Park and another nearer the bridge, to give a good view of the whole area.

Cllr Sue Ballard, chair of Gosport Community Safety Partnership, said: "I'm very pleased these cameras are being installed to reassure local people. The areas receiving new CCTV have suffered from anti-social behaviour and cameras are an effective deterrent against crime.

"Gosport's CCTV system currently includes 41 cameras. They not only provide a deterrent, they also reduce the fear of crime and provide evidence to support the prosecution of offences."

Gosport Community Safety Partnership comprises a number of agencies, including the council, all working together towards making Gosport a safer place to live and work. They do this by working with the community on a range of initiatives that reduce crime and anti-social behaviour. 

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