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Security measures improved at council estate

Media release:

15/04/14

Updated CCTV equipment to prevent anti-social behaviour

Improvements part of Council’s Better Housing programme



Improved CCTV and new lobby service have been introduced at a council housing estate in Leytonstone.

The John Walsh and Fred Wigg Towers in Leyton has been transformed with a new reception area and updated CCTV surveillance.

The improvements aim to deter anti-social behaviour in the communal areas of the estate. It’s hoped the changes will help residents feel safer when travelling to and from their homes.

The new staff members, who are known by residents as the concierge, will be on duty from 5pm to midnight seven days a week.

The dedicated team will act as residents’ first point of contact if they have any issues or concerns on the estate. They will monitor the CCTV and report any incidents direct to police if necessary.

The refurbishment is part of a wider improvement programme which could result in a multi-million pound investment in the area over the next few years. The Council is currently talking with residents about the wider improvement programme and is due to make a decision on what improvements will be made later this year.

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