Boston’s revamped CCTV suite dedicated to memory of former operator

Boston’s new state-of-the-art CCTV system was officially relaunched last week – and dedicated to a former operator who died recently.

Boston Borough Council has spent £229,000 upgrading its camera system, which was formally re-opened by MP Mark Simmonds last Tuesday.

Official re-launch of Boston's upgraded 'Roy Clark CCTV Suite'. L-R Coun Stephen Woodliffe, Jason Gregory - Thinking Space, Alan Hardwick, Adam Clark - son of Roy Clark, Sue Clark - wife of Roy Clark, Howard Austin - OCS, MP Mark Simmonds, Gerry Howcroft - Wave Sight Ltd, Coun Peter Bedford.

Official re-launch of Boston's upgraded 'Roy Clark CCTV Suite'. L-R Coun Stephen Woodliffe, Jason Gregory - Thinking Space, Alan Hardwick, Adam Clark - son of Roy Clark, Sue Clark - wife of Roy Clark, Howard Austin - OCS, MP Mark Simmonds, Gerry Howcroft - Wave Sight Ltd, Coun Peter Bedford.

The suite has been named after Roy Clark, who worked as a member of the operating team for ten years and died recently after a battle with cancer.

Mr Simmonds praised him for his ‘serious positive impact’ and said: “While it is very sad that Roy has passed away, I think it is a fitting tribute to his memory that he will always be remembered by this wonderful new facility.”

The MP for Boston and Skegness said the new suite will bring ‘first class CCTV’ to Boston. He said the town is one of the first in the country to use the new technology and praised the council for making the investment to tackle anti-social behaviour.

Mr Simmonds added: “The only other place where I have seen banks of screens like this is in the Foreign Office crisis room.”

The £229,000 upgrade features new, wireless cameras which the council says provide better quality pictures to help catch offenders.

The authority says the cameras will repay in operating and maintenance savings in just three years.

It is based in the Municipal Buildings, with 81 cameras providing 24/7 coverage.