Shorne Parish Council operates a closed circuit television (CCTV) system covering strategic areas of the parish to deter and reduce crime and antisocial activity, in order to provide a safe and secure environment for members of the public, and to prevent the loss or damage to property. The images may also be used to identify vehicles in breach of traffic regulations, such as width restrictions.
A privacy impact assessment has been carried out, and the CCTV scheme is registered with the Information Commissioner under the terms of the Data Protection Act 1998.
It is not intended to monitor individual members of the public going about their normal lawful activities. As such, the images recorded shall not be processed or used for any information gathering or for data management purposes. In any event, CCTV recordings shall normally be automatically deleted after a period of 30 days. Other than for routine testing purposes, images shall not be actively monitored, and recorded images shall not normally be accessed except in the event of an incident or reportable crime.
Images shall not be shared with third parties, other than the Police or other authorised enforcement agencies when investigating incidents or reportable offences.
A copy of the Parish Council’s policy can be viewed by clicking on the following link: CCTV Policy
CCTV Subject Access Requests
Individuals have the legal right to request access to see CCTV footage relating to themselves under the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998. The process for requesting access to see footage relating to themselves (Subject Access Request) is available by clicking on the following link: CCTV Subject Access Request
Applications for a Review of CCTV Recordings
Individuals may also apply for CCTV footage to be reviewed when a reportable crime or incident has occurred, and there is a reasonable likelihood that the event or evidence has been captured by the CCTV system. The process and criteria for applications for review of CCTV recordings is available by clicking on the following link: Application for Review of CCTV Recording
For any further information or enquiries, please contact the parish council.