CCTV/Freedom of Information
The CCTV covers the City Centre of Ely. In addition it also covers the public car parks, the recreation areas in St Johns Road, and also the Market Square. There are a total of 28 cameras.
The control room is located at Ely Police station where all the cameras are recorded 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, with cameras monitored at peak periods by volunteers.
Aims of the Scheme
The aim of the scheme is to provide a sustainable and financially viable CCTV service to residents of Ely. In addition, to share information with the local Constabulary in order to enhance their operations.
The Ely Pub Watch and Shop Watch schemes link into the CCTV scheme via radios held by local pubs, clubs and shops, thus enabling precise targeting of actual and potential troublemakers.