North Devon Council is looking to reduce it’s £209,000 CCTV bill.

North Devon residents have until the end of the month to have their say on council plans to streamline the CCTV service.

North Devon Council monitors more than 100 cameras across Barnstaple and Ilfracombe at a cost of £209,000.

Proposals for the adapted service include streamlining the current CCTV to focus on 'the prevention and detection of incidents associated with harm,' focusing on key areas in Barnstaple such as the High Street, Boutport Street and the Strand, as well as Ilfracombe's High Street.

It will also ensure it upholds their need to safeguard and promote the welfare of children through cameras in Rock Park and Bicclescombe Park.

Councillor Pat Barker, executive member for community safety, said: "We are keen to make sure the service is running as efficiently as possible, whilst exploring possible future savings and opportunities.

"We therefore want to hear from local businesses and members of the public on our proposals, so that we can take their views into account when identifying a way forward."

The public consultation closes on May 31.

To have your say in the consultation, go to