CCTV camera coverage and expenditure

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Dear Bedford Borough Council,

Under the Freedom of Information Act, I would like to request the following information.

1. The total number of CCTV cameras currently operated by the council
2. The total amount spent on the installation and maintenance of CCTV cameras in the 2020 calendar year

If you require any clarification on the above requests, please let me know.

All the best,
Jamie Dixon

Freedom of Information, Bedford Borough Council

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Dear Jamie Dixon,


Request pursuant to Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Request No.18339


I refer to your recent enquiry for information held by the Council. 


Under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act, the authority must
state whether or not the information exists and I confirm that we do hold
the information you requested.


Please find the information you requested below;

1.     The total number of CCTV cameras currently operated by the council
As of October 2021 the Council owns and monitors 523 cameras


2.     The total amount spent on the installation and maintenance of CCTV
cameras in the 2020 calendar year
Bedford Borough Council's reporting requirements are based on financial
years (April to March) and not calendar year (January to December).

Therefore the information provided is based on costs incurred within the
financial years 2019/2020 to 2020/2021.


Financial Amount
Year (£)
2019/2020 115,467.24
2020/2021 99,838.02
Total 215,305.26



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Andrea Bechtle

FOI & EIR Officer

Bedford Borough Council

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