PLANS have been submitted to install CCTV cameras and brighter lights on a busy Bangor walking route after a number of serious assaults.
Gwynedd Council says installing cameras and improving lighting on the bottom of Glanrafon Hill will make the public feel safer and lead to “detection and prevention of crime."
Bangor City councillor, Rhys Taylor said: “There have been problems on Glanrafon Hill, and many local people have made complaints.
“It’s good news, because it will make the area safer for us. If people are aware of CCTV there, it will help reduce levels of anti-social behaviour on the hill and the lead up to the High Street.
“It’s a step in the right direction, and it’s good that Gwynedd Council have listened to the concerns of local councillors, police and local people.”
Applicant, Robert G Lewis, of Gwynedd Council stated in the planning application: “There have been a number of serious assaults in this area, and the Community Safety Partnership hope the installation of the camera will help in the prevention and detection of crime. It will also contribute to the health and safety of the area giving the public a feeling of safety and wellbeing.
“The CCTV has been designed to increase the security of the area 24 hours per day and providing a 24-hour monitored service whilst ensuring the privacy of the residential community.”
A Gwynedd Council spokesperson said: “Gwynedd Council, and North Wales Police, as two members of the Community Safety Partnership are working together to try and locate an additional CCTV camera at Glanrafon Hill in Bangor.
“The project is currently in the development stage, and will be dependent upon the ability to identify appropriate funding, assess the appropriateness of the location in terms of the technological requirements, and meet all standard planning and environmental requirements.
“The project will therefore take a number of months to complete effectively.”