CCTV cameras record 55 incidents


A total of 55 incidents were recorded during Quarter 2 on the CCTV system in the village.

Of the incidents recorded in Alderley Edge over the last quarter, a small number did result in further action being taken and CCTV footage being successfully used to identify the perpetrators, including: a large fight taking place outside one of our licensed premises.

Following the incident, the CCTV team were requested by police to get face shots of those involved; CCTV picking up an individual about to leave by car, apparently under the influence of alcohol. The team contacted the police who stopped the vehicle and arrested the driver.

Councillor Craig Browne said "Over the last 18 months, the CCTV team has carried out an upgrade of our surveillance equipment, which now includes full HD and nighttime vision. The team were recently inspected by the Security & Alarms Inspection Board (SSAIB) for the Management and Operation of Public Space CCTV (known in the industry as the "platinum standard" with only a handful of the 400+ councils nationwide holding the mark."

He added "The Parish Council continues to fund the provision of CCTV surveillance in conjunction with Cheshire East Council, to protect the safety of our residents, business owners/workers and their property."



Here's what readers have had to say so far. Why not add your thoughts below.

Andy Brown
Saturday 6th November 2021 at 9:58 am
I rarely visit the village at night during the weekend.

Sounds like the Wild West!
Duncan Herald
Saturday 6th November 2021 at 10:32 pm
At the risk of repeating myself; can we please have CCTV in the park?
David Carey
Monday 8th November 2021 at 10:29 am
I remember criticising the CCTV coverage a while back and the inability to pickup incidents especially those happening at night, so glad the upgrade has been achieved and it will now benefit the residents.
Mark Eden
Tuesday 9th November 2021 at 3:17 pm
CCTV has it's place but if there were Bobbies on the beat many incidents could be deterred or prevented. We waste millions in foreign aid but this useless government can't protect it's own tax payers. I moved to Alderley in 1990 and it really was a different world then. It felt much safer at night.

Now we have drug dealing and some pretty unsavoury people coming into the village from the cities. If we had bobbies it would act as a deterence........oh hang on silly me they are chasing hate crime and attending diversity courses.......