Decision details

CCTV Policy

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To set out the obligations on the Council with respect to the use of CCTV and to seek approval of the Executive for the CCTV Policy.



      i.        the policy as set out at Appendix A to the Executive Director:Deliverys report be approved.


     ii.        the Executive Director: Delivery be designated as the Senior Responsible Officer for the purpose of oversight of the implementation of this policy.


    iii.        all staff involved in the deployment and management of CCTV surveillance systems attend briefing sessions on the Policy at Appendix A of the Executive Director:Deliverys report.

Reasons for the decision:

The Council is required to comply with a range of legislation and guidance in its

deployment and use of CCTV systems including:


Human Rights Act 1998 article 8 (Right to Privacy)

Data Protection Act 1998

Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000

Protection of Freedoms Act 2012


The recommendations if adopted will bring into being a consolidated code for use

across the Council when services are considering the deployment of surveillance


Alternative options considered:

The only alternative is not to adopt the Policy.

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Financial Impact: As set out in the report

Declarations: None

Subject to Urgent Proceedings: No

Making Representations: In writing to the Executive Director: Delivery

Other reasons / organisations consulted




Contact: Damian James, Assistant Director: Contract Services Email: Tel: 01344 355157.

Report author: Damian James

Publication date: 26/01/2021

Date of decision: 26/01/2021

Decided at meeting: 26/01/2021 - Executive

Effective from: 03/02/2021

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