The Town Council has been working with the Police since 2004 in providing CCTV coverage in the most needed locations. Since then the Town Council has installed CCTV cameras. These have proved to be valuable to the police on various occasions.
Currently, CCTV is in operation in the following locations:
- East Street – opposite Sheepmarket Hill
- Junction of The Market Place, West Street and Salisbury Street
- Salisbury Street (above Iceland)
- Junction of Wimborne Road, Damory Street and East Street
- Junction of Bryanston Street, Salisbury Street and Whitecliff Mill Street
- Salisbury Street (near Badger Cross junction) – pending
These cameras are viewed by Dorset Police and one of their volunteers, who describes a bit about his role here: https://www.dorset.police.uk/news-information/news-archive/volunteers-week-profile-alan-cctv-volunteer/
- Larksmead Recreation Ground (this is a mobile CCTV camera, which is relocated subject to incidents in the town and vandalism)
- Glenmore Depot (Town Council unit)
- Town Clerk’s Office
These cameras are viewed by the Town Council staff on an ‘as and when’ basis. For example, they will be viewed if there has been an incident and this data will then be shared with the Police.
Please click the following link for the Self-Assessment Tool for the CCTV monitored by the Town Council:
Self assessment tool for the CCTV
In addition, the Town Council agreed in November 2017 to install 4 x Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras in the following locations:
- Milldown Road
- Salisbury Road
- West Street
- Wimborne Road
In March 2019 a fifth ANPR camera was installed in Shaftesbury Lane (near Lidl).
Self assessment tool for the ANPR
The ANPR cameras were updated with 4G modems in 2023, replacing the 3G system.
For further information about the use of ANPR cameras please follow the link to Dorset Police website:
The Town Council owns the systems, however they are managed by Blandford Police (CCTV) and Dorset Police (ANPR).