CCTV - helping to make North East Lincolnshire a safer place to live and work
North East Lincolnshire Council's CCTV system is monitored 24 hours a day, 7 days per week, 365 days of the year. The system is monitored by a team of dedicated control room staff. All staff are trained, qualified and hold a current CCTV SIA license. Cameras are located in the town centers of Grimsby and Cleethorpes, and other public places such as parks, car parks, public buildings and a number of schools and sports facilities. The purpose of the CCTV system is to deter and detect crime, and promote public safety.
The system is operated in partnership with Humberside Police and other agencies, and images can be transmitted from the Council's control room to the police control room as events are actually happening. Our control operators are also constantly in touch with Humberside Police control room via the airwaves radio network, giving an instant response to incidents.
Incidents captured on the CCTV system are reviewed by police and used to provide evidence on a regular basis.
We store recorded CCTV images from the town centre cameras for 31 days. They are then automatically destroyed, in accordance with CCTV CODE OF PRACTICE for the management and use of the Council’s CCTV System, unless a request to view is received or, for the purpose of evidence.
Requests to review images can be made by the police, partner agencies or members of the public, however they must meet the required criteria and comply with the Data Protection Act and the NELC Code of Practice. Once a request is received CCTV staff will search and review footage then confirm or deny the presence of images.
Where an application is received from a member of the public for personal data, a data subject access request form must be completed along with a £10 administration fee. Once received the request will be processed and a written response, within 41 days in line with Government legislation, will be provided.
All relevant forms required to review / obtain CCTV footage can be found along the right hand side under the document downloads section. All requests must be made in writing and posted to:
The CCTV / Security Manager
North East Lincolnshire Council
Cameras in place
The Council currently operates and monitors a total of 148 static CCTV cameras and 17 Rapid Deployment Cameras.
The static CCTV cameras are made up of:
- 44 PTZ Town Centre cameras
- 28 Static cameras - multi story car park
- 13 Static cameras - Resource Centre
- 8 PTZ Broadband Cameras in public parks
- 6 Static Cameras - IT Centre
- 6 Static Cameras - Recycling Depot
- 11 UTC, PTZ Cameras (Urban Traffic Cameras)
- 8 Car Parks PTZ
- 16 Public Buildings cameras (Town Hall, Municipal Offices)
- 4 Crematorium Grounds / Car Park
- 7 Council Depot (3 x PTZ - 4 x static)
The Rapid Deployment Cameras are used in specific areas where a potential risk may exist. Disclosure of the exact locations of all CCTV cameras is deemed to be likely to prejudice the prevention and detection of crime, and the apprehension or prosecution of offenders.
All cameras are linked to the control room via a mixture of Microwave, BT Fibre, 802 Wireless, Verint wireless and Radio systems, all operators are employed by North East Lincolnshire Council however the workforce providing maintenance are externally contracted.
The Council do not operate CCTV cameras to enforce parking or moving traffic regulations.
The Council do not operate CCTV SMART car systems.
The annual costs of the CCTV system are:
- £234,316 staffing costs
- £70,000 Maintenance