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Social club CCTV network switched on

A CCTV network installed at a popular Brixton social club will be officially switched on by Lambeth Council’s Cabinet Member for Community Safety on Wednesday. (March 9) With the support of Lambeth Police and a Home Office grant Lambeth Council arranged for the CCTV cameras to be installed at the Domino Club in Coldharbour Lane. Club members submitted an application to the Safer Lambeth Partnership, which includes police and the council, with evidence of the problems in and around the immediate area. After careful consideration the Safer Lambeth Partnership panel approved the grant for CCTV equipment.

The club has agreed to work in partnership with Lambeth Council and police to provide vital evidence that will contribute to overall safety in the Coldharbour ward. The Safer Lambeth Partnership is seeking to increase community engagement by working with residents and community groups to improve the gathering and sharing of information to deter crime and anti-social behaviour.

Cllr Rachel Heywood, Lambeth Council Cabinet Member for Community Safety, said: “I am delighted with the commitment to community safety shown by members at the Domino Club who are prepared to work in partnership with the council and police to help reduce anti-social behaviour. As part of our Cooperative Council plans, we will be making sure we are able to give people the level of support they need to get involved and make the kind of difference to their community that they want to make.”

The Brixton Domino Club was established in 1975 for the purpose of providing its members with the means to enjoy social and recreational activities. There are anywhere between 50 – 150 people of all ages and families who use the club on a daily basis.

To report incidents of anti-social behaviour contact the anti-social behaviour reporting line on 020 7926 4000. For more information on the Safer Lambeth Partnership visit http://www.lambeth.gov.uk/SaferLambeth/.

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