Ben Everitt, the MP for Milton Keynes North, is delighted after the Conservative Government funded additional CCTV cameras to make the streets of Milton Keynes safer.
Last year, Ben and Milton Keynes South MP Iain Stewart called for a Milton Keynes bid through the Government's Safer Streets Fund scheme. The bid was successful.
Ben has worked closely with Thames Valley Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Barber on reducing crime in MK, including through the launch of Op Deter to tackle knife crime and the recruitment of 582 new police officers for Thames Valley Police.
The cameras will operate 24/7, capturing high-quality video footage across the busy shopping and leisure zones, taxi ranks and areas that have seen a disproportionate number of crimes. They will be part of the existing CCTV network in the city, providing a broader view of what’s taking place and joining numerous other security measures in place to keep everyone safe.
Ben Everitt MP said: "I'm delighted the Conservative Government is once again providing investment for Milton Keynes and these new CCTVV cameras should help residents feel safer and help provide important information to our local police force.
"We've got more police officers than ever in Thames Valley, and we're recruiting even more, we're delivering Op Deter, a new approach to tackling knife crime and we're backing our police with stronger powers including stop and search."