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Local Member of the London Assembly & Metropolitan Police Authority Member Tony Arbour has prompted the Mayor of London with the Metropolitan Police & Metronet to make significant progress on the installation of CCTV Cameras at Turnham Green Station.

He raised the issue with the Mayor asking why London Underground still hasn't installed CCTV cameras at the station. The local crime prevention panel had designated £5,000 for installation but this may have to be returned to the Chiswick Area Committee due to lack of progress.

The Mayor responded that significant progress has been made on this matter. A meeting on site has been arranged with Met Police and their engineer for 6th July to agree an installation method statement. Meanwhile, a draft licence is being finalised. Other engineering requirements are being settled and space has been allocated within the station to accommodate their recording equipment.

Tony said, 'The installation of these vitally needed security improvements now seems to be on track. It is good news for all those who use the station as it acts as both a tool for catching criminals and also reducing the fear of crime. I will continue to fight to make sure this project stays on course for the benefit of Chiswick residents.'

July 4, 2004