Closed circuit television in CBD

Closed circuit tv is operating in central city

Nelson's residents and visitors enjoying an evening in the centre of town will be well-looked after, thanks to the closed-circuit TV (CCTV) monitoring project that operates as a Safe City Nelson initiative.

The programme began in response to resident surveys, which revealed that most residents feel safe during the day but some people feel less safe at night, particularly in the city centre. As a part of the Nelson City Council's Safe City Nelson programme, volunteers of the Nelson Community Patrol monitor the live video feed at the police station watch house and alert officers if needed. Videotape recordings of the CCTV are retained only if needed for evidence.

Signs indicate the operation of the CCTVs in Buxton and Montgomery carparks, on Bridge Street, Trafalgar Street and Church Hill.