Ballymun CCTV Scheme

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The development of an area wide CCTV system for the Ballymun area has been included in the Master plan for the area since an early stage of the regeneration process.  In recent years, a number of cameras have been installed and linked to various monitoring locations by both Ballymun Regeneration Limited (BRL) and by the City Council covering very specific and limited areas in Ballymun.

In 2007 BRL, in association with the City Council, the Gardai, Safer Ballymun and the five Neighbourhood Forums affiliated to the Ballymun Neighbourhood Council (BNC), arranged for the preparation of a CCTV Strategy for the Area as well as applications for funding in respect of each of the five areas of Sillogue, Balcurris, Shangan, Poppintree and Coultry in Ballymun.  The five applications were submitted to POBAL and, as a result, funding has been approved in respect of each of the five applications, totalling €1,000,000. This will part fund the installation of an area wide CCTV system. It is intended that BRL will fund the balance of the capital costs of installation while the North West Area Office of the City Council will be responsible for the ongoing monitoring, management and maintenance of the system

Ballymun Regeneration Limited signed contracts with POBAL on the 11th of December, the first 40% of the funding was realised and work on the various elements of the project has begun. All the contractors involved are in the process of being issued with contracts from BRL and DCC. The installation of the system commenced on the 18th of January and will take approximately 25 weeks to complete all the elements of the project. POBAL will release the second 40% of the funding when the first percentage has been spent and the final 20% on completion of the project. The new systems will include the installation of 48 new cameras and the relocation of the existing DCC system to the new control room. This project is now moving into its final construction phase. It is expected the project should be complete by the end of August 2010.