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CCTV in public spaces

The Council operates a CCTV scheme across the district to help:

  • reduce the fear of crime
  • deter and prevent crime
  • improve the safety and security of residents, visitors and the businesses
  • assist in the maintenance of public order and reduce offences involving vandalism and nuisance
  • provide high quality evidence which may assist in the detection of crime and the apprehension and prosecution of offenders
  • protect property
  • provide assistance with civil claims
  • provide assistance with issues relating to public safety and health
  • provide assistance and reassurance to the public in emergency situations

The system consists of static and fully functional (pan, tilt and zoom) cameras and either a fibre optic or other transmission system which sends pictures to the control, monitoring and recording facility.

How long are images kept for?

Images that are not required for evidence are not kept and will normally be deleted after 31 days. Images from all cameras are recorded 24 hours a day 365 days a year.

More information is provided in our CCTV Code of Practice [380KB]

Requesting CCTV  Footage

You have the right to get a copy of the information that is held about you. This is known as a subject access request (SAR). This right of subject access means that you can make a request under the Data Protection Act to any organisation processing personal data.

You can only request to view footage of yourself, and not of your car, property or anyone else.

If you'd like to contact our Data Protection Officer complete our online form.

More information is available on GOV.UK .