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CCTV Operations across Tameside

CCTV RoomThe Tameside Council CCTV Control Room is working round the clock to ensure our services are delivered 24hrs per day, 7 days per week, 365 days of the year.

The system is the property of the Council, and authorised management is by officers of the Council’s Adult Services.

Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) is designed to take measures to prevent and detect street crime such as assault, vehicle theft, drugs offences etc.

The primary objectives of CCTV in Tameside are to:

  • Help to reduce the fear of crime
  • Help to detect and deter crime
  • Enhance community safety
  • Discourage anti-social behaviour, including drug and alcohol related issues.


We will ensure that cameras are located to capture images relating directly to the purposes of the CCTV system, and ensure that there is clear signage indicating where cameras are in place and the reason why.
In addition, we also are connected to a Radio Link system in all of the towns which is supported by CCTV coverage. This has assisted operators in the tracking of known criminals, and the two way flow of information and intelligence between CCTV operators, retailers, the Police and Town Security has resulted in a highly effective network of key players in the fight against crime and disorder.
 

Tameside’s CCTV Code of Practice and Privacy

An image of one of the CCTV cameras used by Tameside MBCTameside Council is required by our Code of Practice (0.87MB) , based on advice from the Information Commissioner  , to record any significant incidents monitored and recorded by the system. 'Significant' incidents include those where operators are confident or strongly suspect that a crime is being committed and that the police should be alerted, or that one of the other emergency services needs to be contacted (for example a fire or a person appearing to need medical attention).

The Service is committed to ensuring that the CCTV system provides protection to the public and supports the work of the Police by providing evidence and intelligence to aid prosecutions. We are also determined to ensure that the civil liberties and human rights of its citizens and visitors to the Borough are not infringed upon by improper use of CCTV.

The CCTV Code of Practice that the Council has adopted contains clear guidelines on how the system should be operated and what constitutes improper use.

The CCTV service is operated within applicable law, and only for the purpose of reducing crime and disorder for which it is established, or purposes which are subsequently agreed in accordance with the Code of Practice.
 

Personal Data and Requesting Footage

If you require access to personal data under the Data Protection Act 1998, there are procedures under which you can request this information. Please see CCTV Code of Practice for further details and/or complete and return the Subject Access Request Form (0.04MB)

You have the right to access recordings that may be of yourself. For example, if you are involved in a traffic accident you might be able to find out what happened. We will only allow access to the information in accordance with subject access rights and to third parties only in limited circumstances, directly related to the purposes of the CCTV system (e.g. the police, Trading Standards, solicitors).
 

Cameras in the Tameside Borough

There are numerous CCTV cameras located throughout the borough along main roads, shopping areas and estates, which are monitored by Tameside Council’s CCTV service in conjunction with the Police. Of these, some CCTV cameras are also used for parking and traffic enforcement. Location of the cameras can be found at:

View information on Traffic Cameras in Tameside

An annual report is published by Tameside Borough Council in accordance with the CCTV Code of Practice for the operation and management of the system. To request a copy please contact us.

CCTV Privacy Notice 

Contact Information
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CCTV Service
Tameside MBC
Council Offices
Dukinfield Town Hall
King Street
Dukinfield
Tameside
SK16 4LA