An extra CCTV camera has been added to the existing network in Kendal.
The town already has seven cameras and an eighth has been installed for the Gooseholme area.
Andy Petty, CCTV manager at Cumbria police comments: “The latest camera is a valuable addition.
“It provides us with a view over Gooseholme which is a very popular and often busy part of town, particularly in the good weather and in addition, it also gives a good view towards the train station which is one of the main routes for people entering the town.
“I believe this camera will fill the gap in the CCTV jigsaw for coverage of local hotspots in Kendal, providing the constabulary with a comprehensive ability to capture live images to help fight against crime and anti-social behaviour.”
Telemachus is working with the town council on the CCTV cameras and more will be installed.
In March, the camera on Stramongate bridge was used on two occasions after reports of youths causing a disturbance and meeting up to fight.
On both occasions, local officers were directed to the scene by the CCTV operator and the youths were moved on.
In April, a woman called the police reporting that she was being followed around the town by a male who was making her feel uncomfortable.
CCTV identified the woman on Gooseholme and officers were directed to the scene.
Both parties were spoken to and the matter dealt with.
Last month, the cameras were used to capture images of a building fire, whilst fire and rescue services were on scene.
Phase two of the countywide CCTV programme is being rolled out in towns and rural communities.
Peter McCall, Cumbria’s police and crime commissioner, visited Kendal recently to hear about the CCTV.
He said: “As we work through the road map of recovery from the pandemic, the phase two allocation of CCTV cameras are continually being installed.
“People have to feel safe in the area they live and the additional coverage to the existing network of CCTV cameras here in Kendal provides reassurance to local people, that the police are monitoring anti-social behaviour and its consequences.”