Hawick CCTV issues “addressed and ironed out”

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Councillors from the Hawick and Hermitage ward met recently with officers of Scottish Borders Council’s Infrastructure section and representatives of Police Scotland to discuss Hawick’s CCTV system.

The meeting allowed several issues to be addressed and some minor points to be raised, which will now be rectified.

The public is assured that the town’s CCTV system, including the eight new static cameras installed earlier this year, is fully operational.

Councillor George Turnbull, who is a member of the Police, Fire and Rescue and Safer Communities Board, said: “After some initial teething problems with the additional cameras, I and my fellow Hawick and Hermitage Ward councillors have been assured that the system is fit for purpose and will be an asset for the town centre.

“With partnership working, the improved CCTV system will act as a deterrent and give an assurance to everyone that they are in a safe area within the town centre.”

Local Area Commander, Chief Inspector Andy McLean, said: “I am happy that we have ironed out the minor teething issues with the town’s new CCTV cameras.

“This is another example of the strong partnership working we have in the Borders that helps us to keep people safe.”