A NETWORK of cameras necessary to crack down on rising fly-tipping and vandalism has been awarded funding.

A sum of £3,000 for a series of CCTV and ANPR cameras at sites along Wood Lane and Pinewood Road in Iver Heath has been granted by the Wexham and The Ivers Community Board.

The so-called ‘Smartville’ project is a community response to a rise in crime and antisocial behaviour locally, and a means to “provide good quality evidence to local authorities”.

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“There has been an increase in antisocial behaviour such as fly-tipping and other crimes that have an impact on the local community”, a report states.

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PICTURED: North Park, Iver, courtesy of the Richings Park Residents’ Association

It adds: “As a preventative measure, this project could potentially save the local authority and police costs as a result from local crime such as fly-tipping or vandalism.

“Smartville aims to reduce the fear of crime and prevent crime, as well as to detect it.”

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Smartville technology will work with Thames Valley Police (TVP), the report adds.

“This project will be highly beneficial to all members of the local community as not only will it aid the detection of local crime, but it will also act as a preventative measure”, a community board coordinator said.

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