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Safety camera partnership closes

Monday 1st November 2010

The Wiltshire and Swindon Safety Camera Partnership has closed due to spending cuts, resulting in the loss of 40 jobs (BBC News).

The partnership comprised Wiltshire Police, Wiltshire Council and Swindon Borough Council. A 27% cut in revenue from the DfT to English local authorities has been blamed for the partnership's closure.

Swindon Borough Council was the first English local authority to abandon fixed safety cameras one year ago. Wiltshire Police says it will continue to enforce speed limits despite the cameras being switched off.

Click here to read the full BBC News report.

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The switching off of these cameras is a huge mistake that will end up costing lives on our roads. We need to follow Oxfordshire and get them switched back on. People feel safer with speed cameras switched on as they police our roads 24/7. The police cannot possibly enforce speeding motorists 24/7 in all areas, this is why we need our speed cameras back in operation as soon as possible.
Clare Brixey, Somerset

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