CCTV Public Spaces

Closed circuit television (CCTV) is used to prevent and detect crime, provide recorded footage for prosecutions and support the safeguarding of vulnerable people.

Public Space CCTV in West Lindsey

We operate public space CCTV at locations across West Lindsey. Our dedicated CCTV Control Centre monitors and records footage from our camera network With direct communications links to the police and other agencies we used CCTV to prevent and detect incidents of crime, public disorder, anti-social behaviour, theft and more. In addition to crime prevention our CCTV is used to help detect and support vulnerable people such people who are missing or may self-harm.

Our public space CCTV operates in:

  • Caistor Sports & Social Club
  • Gainsborough
  • Hemswell Cliff
  • Market Rasen
  • Marshall's Sports Ground, Gainsborough
  • Richmond Park, Gainsborough

We produce annual reports to show the use of public space CCTV. These reports include the number and types of incidents we monitor, number of reviews we complete for investigations and number of arrests supported.

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CCTV at council buildings

Our buildings and sites have monitored CCTV linked to our dedicated CCTV Control Centre. CCTV at these locations provides security for our staff and visitors.

We operate CCTV at the following council sites:

  • Guildhall, Gainsborough
  • Lea Fields Crematorium
  • Market Rasen Leisure Centre
  • North Warren Road Depot, Gainsborough
  • The Plough Business Hub, Gainsborough
  • Trinity Arts Centre, Gainsborough

CCTV Recordings

Images are recorded 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. Recordings are retained for 31 days unless a request is received to retain footage for an incident.

CCTV Governance

We operate in strict accordance with the Surveillance Camera Commissioner's Code of Practice. Our CCTV Code of Practice regulates the operation of our CCTV systems and details how it will be used by the council, employers, contractors, and accessed by law enforcement agencies.

Information and images captured by our CCTV cameras are protected under the Data Protection Act 2018. In special circumstances, we will release footage to the police, solicitors and statutory authorities with powers to prosecute such as Trading Standards.

All of our CCTV Control Centre staff are police vetted and undergo regular training on the use of CCTV, data protection and safeguarding.

We complete annual Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIA) for all our CCTV operations and publish on this page.

Council Staff Body Worn Video

Our officers have a responsibility to investigate community safety incidents, environmental enforcement issues, anti-social behaviour and housing enforcement issues. To support this work our staff use Body Worn Video as part of their personal protective equipment.

By using Body Worn Video our officers are able to record images and audio to help with investigations and to provide additional safety.

Other CCTV Systems

We are not responsible for private CCTV cameras. For information and guidance on private CCTV please visit the Information Commissioners Officer webpage for domestic CCTV systems.

Requests for CCTV Imaged from Insurance Companies

If you have been involved in a road traffic collision within the last 31 days and wish to make a request, you should contact your insurance company and inform them to make a request to West Lindsey District Council for those images.

We deal directly with your insurance company if it is a non-criminal traffic matter, or the police if it is a criminal offence. We cannot accept requests from members of the public for this purpose. If it is a criminal related traffic offence you must report this to the police.

Your insurance company can request CCTV footage in writing to us via email:

Subject Access Requests

Under the Data Protection Act 2018 you have the right to receive a copy of the information the council holds about you. A request for this information is called a subject access request.

CCTV images are subject to this right. CCTV images will only be release as part of a subject access request where they do not impact on the privacy rights of other individuals or any on-going criminal investigation.

For more information about making a subject access request