Closed Circuit Television (CCTV), capturing both sound and footage, is used in particular areas to monitor passenger and traffic movements, secure facilities such as libraries and recreation centres, and monitor public places in order to help reduce crime and anti-social behaviour, and to promote community safety.
Signage indicates where CCTV equipment is operating. CCTV footage will only be viewed by authorised people in accordance with the purpose noted above, or when checking that the system is operational. No attempt will be made to identify individuals from CCTV footage except in cases of reported or suspected incidents requiring investigation.
Cameras are worn by our parking wardens and dog control officers as a deterrent to anti-social behaviour towards them and to provide a clear record of events if an altercation occurs. The officer will only start recording if an interaction escalates and will notify those present when this occurs.
Live streaming of Council meetings
In the interests of making our decision making process transparent and accessible, most public Council meetings are broadcast live online and then made available on our website. You will know which meetings are being filmed as there will be a sign clearly stating this before you enter into the meeting room. Most of the filming will cover elected members as they speak and debate at the meeting, however, the filming may also include shots of the public in the background and of anyone speaking at a public forum.