FOUR new cameras are being installed in Cardigan as part of the Dyfed-Powys Police and Crime Commissioner Dafydd Llywelyn’s key pledge to reinvest in a public CCTV system.

The work has started this week on the installation programme in the town which will see the cameras installed at High Street, Pont y Cleifion, Pendre and Morgan Street.

The camera locations have been decided following a review of a crime pattern analysis and in consultation with partner agencies.

The work is being carried out by contractors Baydale Control Systems Ltd and the hi-tech cameras are being supplied by Hikvision UK & Ireland.

Police and Crime Commissioner Dafydd Llywelyn said: “Work is steaming ahead on the CCTV project now and I am delighted that Cardigan is to benefit from four new hi-tech CCTV cameras.

“I look forward to visiting Cardigan on Friday afternoon (March 29) to speak to residents and business owners about the new cameras.”

Ceredigion Commander, Superintendent Robyn Mason, said: “This is a positive move for Cardigan. Having the cameras in place before we experience an increase in visitors to the area during the holiday periods will help us to keep everyone as safe as possible and assist us in carrying out quality investigations when required.”

The CCTV project is bringing more than 120 state of the art CCTV cameras to 17 towns throughout the police force area of Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Powys.

The cameras in Cardigan had been due to be up and running by autumn last year but has been delayed while a new fibre optic link was installed.

The previous CCTV system in Cardigan was scrapped back in 2014 due to spiralling costs but Mr Llywelyn has pledged to restore them in town across the Dyfed-Powys Police area, funded from the precept, in a £2m project.