Bristol speed cameras reactivation: Mayor 'keen' to move quickly

Bristol mayor George Ferguson says he wants to get the city's speed cameras working again "as quickly as possible".

The cameras were deactivated in 2011 after the area's safety camera partnership was dissolved.

The BBC has learned that the camera sites will not be back in service until "at least April".

Mr Ferguson said the cameras would remain off in the short-term, but said that he was "very keen" to get them switched back on.

Before they can be used, equipment at each site will have to be removed, examined and tested.

In other areas around Bristol, Avon and Somerset Police has bought most of the cameras from local councils and will reactivate them.

But Bristol City Council still owns its cameras and is funding the switch-on from reserves. The plan is due be discussed by the city's cabinet in April.

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