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CCTV systems in seven towns across Rhondda Cynon Taf are benefiting from an extensive upgrade - making it one of the most advanced systems. 

The significant programme, delivered through an investment of £150,000, has already been completed in Aberdare and Pontypridd, and has recently extended in to Mountain Ash.  

The ongoing work will not result in any areas losing coverage whilst the programme of work is undertaken and will be extended to the remaining town centres of Porth, Tonypandy, Treorchy and Pontyclun with the rollout scheduled to be completed by March 2020. 

This latest investment in public space CCTV systems reaffirms the Council’s commitment to keeping residents and visitors safe in Rhondda Cynon Taf, and helps the Council and its partners to not only prevent and detect crime and anti-social behaviour, but also to locate and safeguard vulnerable individuals, including missing persons. 

In addition to the improvements to the CCTV system, the upgrades will also enable the rollout of the Council’s free town centre Wi-Fi programme across the seven principal towns of Rhondda Cynon Taf. 

Work is progressing well on the first phase of the delivery of the free Wi-Fi scheme, and an announcement on the initial rollout to Aberdare and Mountain Ash will be made shortly. 

Councillor Andrew Morgan, Leader of Rhondda Cynon Taf Council, said: “This investment in the Council’s CCTV systems will ensure that we have improved infrastructure in place to help keep our residents and visitors safe throughout our town centres. 

“Our CCTV network has proven invaluable in a number of circumstances, both in terms of tackling crime and anti-social behaviour, and also in regards to safeguarding in helping to locate missing individuals. 

“The programme of upgrades has also facilitated the development of the Council’s free town centre Wi-Fi scheme, which not only delivers on a commitment made at the start of this Council term, but also demonstrates our ongoing support for our town centres by providing further incentives for residents and visitors to make use of our town centres.” 

Posted on Tuesday 25th June 2019

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