Information on CCTV public space surveillance
CCTV - helping to make North East Lincolnshire a safer place to live and work
North East Lincolnshire Council's CCTV system is monitored by trained and licensed operators 24 hours a day, 7 days per week , 365 days of the year. Cameras are located in the town centres 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 unless a request to view - or keep them for the purpose of evidence - is received.
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 requirements of the Data Protection Act. CCTV staff will search and review footage then confirm the presence of images and footage requested. To request the release of actual footage a data subject access request form must be completed along with a £10 administration fee.
Requests must be made in writing using the CCTV review request form which can be downloaded from the link on this page.