Upgrading the CCTV monitoring system

In July we reported that the TRA had submitted formal complaints in respect of Hyde’s consultation on an upgraded CCTV monitoring system (see below).
Hyde has now issued a statutory section 20 notice of intention. The TRA’s formal response to it can be found here.


Hyde has informed us that they are taking some time to consider our response. We very much welcome this constructive response and hope that this means that notice is being taken of our views and observations.


From July Newsletter: “Hyde wrote to residents in May asking for our views on whether an upgraded CCTV monitoring system should be provided in-house or outsourced. The TRA was most concerned about the content of this letter, which was based on inaccurate and misleading information about the history of the installation of CCTV locally, because it did not provide any data on the effectiveness of CCTV as a tool in the fight against crime and anti-social behaviour, provided no information on the financial implications of the proposals and did not give residents an opportunity to express our views on whether or not we wanted to continue to pay substantial service charges for not just the continuation of CCTV but for an inevitably expensive upgrade.

We have submitted formal complaints on behalf of residents and will report further on their outcomes.”

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