Two new CCTV cameras have been installed in a shopping parade in a bid to tackle crime and antisocial behaviour.

The cameras have been placed at the rear of the shops in Leeming Road in Borehamwood.

A further eight existing CCTV cameras in Shenley Road and Manor Way are being upgraded.

Pervez Choudhury, responsible for community safety at Hertsmere Borough Council, said: “We have listened to residents’ concerns and installed the new CCTV system to help reduce crime and anti-social behaviour in this area of Borehamwood.

“New measures such as this help make life better for people living in the area, as not only will it reduce crime but it will also reduce the fear of it.”

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The CCTV cameras will be controlled and monitored 24 hours a day, seven days a week by the Hertfordshire CCTV Partnership.

The cameras in Leeming Road have been funded by the Government Home Office’s Safer Streets Fund while the eight upgraded cameras have been funded from the council’s section 106 monies.

Cameras were also installed by the council late last year in Townsend Road, Aycliffe/Baldock Road, Torworth Road, Leeming Road and Gateshead Road.