We have installed CCTV cameras in some of our premises used by the public. In these locations signs are prominently displayed to let you know that CCTV may be in operation and to let you know who to contact if you want additional information about this.
We also have CCTV cameras on our refuse vehicles. These allow us to monitor the implementation of our safety procedures for refuse collection.
Body worn video’s incorporating audio recording are sometimes used by our planning and licensing enforcement officers when they are undertaking their duties. They wear a badge or clothing that will tell you that such technology may be in use.
We use CCTV in the ways set out above:
- to promote the safety of our employees – the use of cameras can reduce the number of confrontational situations experienced by our staff and can prevent the escalation of incidents
- to promote public safety
- to assist with the prevention and detection of crime
- to assist us to resolve complaints
We operate CCTV and surveillance (including the disclosure of images) in accordance with the codes of practice issued by the Home Office (the ‘Surveillance Camera Code of Practice’) and the Information Commission (‘a Data Protection Code of Practice for Surveillance Cameras and Personal Information’).
Images captured by CCTV / surveillance cameras will not be kept for longer than is necessary. We make keep images for longer than we usually do if these are needed in connection with a criminal investigation or prosecution or enforcement process.
You have a right to see CCTV images of yourself and to be provided with a copy – please see right of access to the information we hold about you (subject access requests)