New CCTV cameras are to be trialled in Fordingbridge in an aim to curb crime.

New Forest District Council will install new CCTV cameras in Fordingbridge as part of a commitment to maintain low crime level in rural areas. 

In partnership with Fordingbridge Town Council, a camera was installed near Fordingbridge High Street for a period of four weeks. 

Cllr Dan Poole, portfolio holder for community, safety and wellbeing, said: “The trial of new CCTV camera technology in Fordingbridge marks a significant step forward in our efforts to continue maintaining a secure environment for our community, fostering a sense of confidence and wellbeing for all our residents. 

"I would like to thank Fordingbridge Town Council for their support with this vital project.” 

The new 4G cameras provide high-definition images in colour and have infrared integrated to enhance night-time and low level light images. 

The town was chosen due to its current lack of CCTV. If successful, NFDC will roll-out the scheme to other areas in a £300,000 investment.

The council aim to test the quality and functionality of the cameras and have invited interested residents to learn more at an event on February 22 hosted in Fordingbridge Town Hall at 6pm.