CCTV in North Lincolnshire

Find out about closed circuit television (CCTV) in North Lincolnshire and how to request CCTV image information. See our CCTV policy and Regulation of Investigatory Powers (RIPA) policy.

Our CCTV policy

Closed circuit television (CCTV) is used as a valuable tool to assist with public safety and security and to protect property.

The council uses CTTV in areas (including those in and around the town centre) and also:

  • in some council buildings
  • at recycling centres
  • as body worn cameras on community wardens
  • on refuse collection vehicles

Our CCTV Policy [PDF, 124Kb] sets out a consistent approach for the use of CCTV surveillance.

We use CCTV cameras to:

  • increase personal security and create a safer environment
  • enhance property and vehicle security
  • reduce the fear of crime – helping to make North Lincolnshire a safer place to live and work

Our CCTV control centre operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year providing instant responses to incidents in direct contact with the Humberside Police control room.

Street camera recordings are kept for up to 31 days. Images from cameras used for the security of council buildings are kept for seven to 28 days unless there is a business reason to keep them longer, such as where the images provide evidence as part of an investigation.  All images are destroyed when they reach the end of the retention period, unless there is a business reason to keep them longer.

Everyone has the right to request CCTV image information under either the UK General Data Protection Regulation legislation for personal information or the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) for other CCTV image information.

Data Protection legislation provides individuals with the right to request CCTV images that contain their own personal information by making a Subject Access Request (SAR).  The FOIA provides a route of access to general information.

Please see the Freedom of InformationSubject Access Request and Investigatory Requests sections for details of how to make a request for information.  The Request CCTV Footage of Yourself page on Gov.UK provides some additional information.

Details on how to request CCTV image information is shown on page 10 of the CCTV Policy [PDF, 438Kb].

For further detail please contact us.

The Regulation of Investigatory Powers (RIPA)

The Regulation of Investigatory Powers (RIPA) is an authorisation process that the council must comply with to secure the lawfulness of surveillance activities.

Surveillance activities include monitoring, observing or listening to people and their movements, conversations or other activities. By complying with RIPA, the public can feel confident that any surveillance the council carries out is done lawfully.

The council’s RIPA policy explains how we comply with RIPA:

For further information about RIPA please contact our legal services team on 01724 297000 or write to North Lincolnshire Council, Legal Services, Church Square House, 30-40 High Street, Scunthorpe, DN15 6NL.



01724 296224

Information Governance Advisor
North Lincolnshire Council
Church Square House
30 – 40 High Street
DN15 6NL