Extension of CCTV system in Letterkenny
Over the past number of months Letterkenny Chamber of commerce has been working closely with Donegal County Council and An Garda Siochana exploring extending the current community CCTV system in the town of Letterkenny. Letterkenny Chamber of Commerce has taken the lead on applying for funding from the Department of Justice to further improve the system by adding cameras to various locations that will greatly enhance the current system and widen its reach.
It is intended, subject to funding and consultation that the new cameras will be located at the following locations:
• Polestar Roundabout – two cameras required at this main artery and busy junction.
• Junction of Oliver Plunkett Road and Main Street – this area is at the heart of the night life area.
• Junction of Larkins Lane with Pearse Road
• Hospital Roundabout a junction that links a large residential area with the Town Centre.
Speaking about the proposed extension to the system Leonard Watson, President of Letterkenny Chamber said “Letterkenny Community CCTV system has been very successful over the last 10 years. Originally, we knew it would need to be extended and we are pleased to have this opportunity to apply for this funding. We hope that it will give the public an increased sense of security and will help in the detection of crime. We know from the outset of the original system that the cameras were very effective. As technology has moved on we believe that the extension to the system will contribute even more to creating a safer society for all.”