Shared CCTV Scheme

We are in a Shared Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) Scheme with Cambridge City Council.

Our aim is to prevent crime and anti-social behaviour, provide residents and businesses with protection and make the district a safer place to live, work and visit.

The scheme:

  • monitors 254 cameras across the district, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year

  • covers Cambridge City, the town centres of Huntingdon, Godmanchester, Ramsey, St Ives, St Neots and Yaxley, and the recreation centres in Huntingdon and St Ives

  • monitors pictures from remotely activated cameras at Stilton, the Priory Park Sports Pavilion in St. Neots and a CCTV camera at the Alconbury Weston ford to assess river levels and potential flooding

  • works closely with Huntingdonshire Business Against Crime and Cambridge Business Against Crime to help reduce shop-related and night-time economy crime

  • allows live images to be sent to the Cambridgeshire Constabulary Communication Centre.

Camera Locations

How we manage CCTV records

All video data information is recorded onto digital hard drives and kept for a maximum of 28 days and automatically overwritten. During this time the police or other statutory prosecuting or investigative agencies may apply for access to the images for investigatory purposes.

Still images obtained from the recorded data are only produced to help identify persons or property for specific incidents or other permitted data uses, and are subject to the same security of data and destruction rules when no longer required by the data requestor as recorded video data.

How you can request copies of footage

Third parties

Organisations and agencies, such as insurance companies and solicitors, may apply for access to recorded data for permitted purposes on behalf of their clients. This will entail completion of the Data Handling Request Form that will be supplied and proof of client and company.

Release of such data is considered on a request by request basis and only in accordance with GDPR and other legislation requirements.

There is a fee of at least £100 and this will be calculated based on the data handling resource required.

Organisations wishing to apply for such data should initially do so by emailing the service at CCTVInsurance.Requests@huntingdonshire.gov.uk

Police or other statutory prosecuting agencies are to submit request to view data via the separate e-mail CCTV.EvidenceRequests@huntingdonshire.gov.uk

Individuals

If you want to request CCTV footage in relation to damage to your car or property then please report the incident to your insurance company and/or the police. They will then obtain the relevant footage as per the third parties section above. They have a statutory right to investigate and receive all data relevant to the investigation, including that of other data subjects etc.

Data Subject Access is a route to request only your personal data that we may hold on you, and in the case of recorded CCTV that would be your potential image only, nothing else.

Subject Access does NOT permit you to receive other subjects personal data, i.e. of their images , or vehicles etc. so should not be used for this purpose and you should contact the police or your insurance company who have that right to investigate and view all relevant data on your behalf.

If you are an individual who wants to request CCTV images of yourself only, then you should make a Subject Access Request by e-mail to the current Shared Services Manager

Once received, we will review your request and respond to you, either setting out the steps we are going to take to make the date available or the reasons for refusal.

How do I make a complaint?

You can make a complaint about the Shared CCTV Scheme by emailing staff.cctv@huntingdonshire.gov.uk or in writing to:

Head of Community (CCTV)
Huntingdonshire District Council
Pathfinder House
St. Mary's Street
Huntingdon
Cambridgeshire
PE29 3TN