Slough’s CCTV could be handed into the care of Thames Valley Police (TVP) under new proposals due to be set out later this month.

Should the proposals go ahead, the police will have control of the CCTV cameras in the borough from January 1, 2024.

Discussions with the police have been on-going for several months, with the

move supporting the Police and Crime Commissioner’s ambition to bring together all of the Thames Valley area’s CCTV coverage under one roof.

TVP hopes that by doing so they will have comprehensive coverage of both Slough and the rest of the Thames Valley region.

Councillor Balvinder Bains, lead member for public protection, regulation, and enforcement, said: “It makes absolute sense for CCTV to be a police responsibility; they are both the biggest users of the system and already run systems in other areas of the region.

“The safety of the public is our priority and the benefits to the area and for the police directly are clear.

“By using a joint timeline for transfer we can ensure there is no break in service for residents.”

The Careline push button response alarm system, currently covered by the CCTV staff will be transferred to an alternative private supplier with each client under social care being assisted with the transfer.

Cllr Bains added: “The transfer of residents who currently use our Careline system is also fundamental for us to get right and our adult social care and Careline teams will be working closely with anyone affected.”

A paper detailing the proposal will be going before Cabinet at their meeting on February 27.

The agenda and papers for the meeting will be published on February 17 on the council’s website.