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CCTV in Wadebridge – September 2018

The Town Council has agreed to fund public CCTV in Wadebridge and there are now 6 CCTV cameras operating throughout the town which are being monitored by Cornwall Fire and Rescue HQ at Tolvaddon.

The Town Council is a member of the West Cornwall CCTV Management Group which oversees the maintenance and monitoring of CCTV across eleven towns in West Cornwall. To find out more about this service please see the link below on Cornwall Council’s website which gives details of the various towns and also useful forms with regards to CCTV requests and contact details.

https://www.cornwall.gov.uk/community-and-living/cornwall-fire-and-rescue-service-homepage/keeping-safe/community-safety/tackling-risk/critical-control-and-cctv-monitoring-centre/cctv-in-public-spaces/

The CCTV system is used for the following purposes:
·         To work in partnership with the police to improve community safety, and any other circumstances which will benefit the public good
·         To reduce the fear of crime, which includes assisting the police in the prevention and/or detection of crime
·         To enable the identification, apprehension and prosecution of people carrying out crime, disorder and other criminal matters
·         To assist police controllers to allocate an appropriate response to incidents occurring in the areas within the field of vision of the surveillance equipment
·         To assist the local authority with enforcement information and action under its licensing powers.

The Code of Practice used by Cornwall Fire and Rescue and the Town Councils involved with the CCTV service, is available by clicking here.

Access to CCTV Footage

If you require access to CCTV footage in Wadebridge relating to a criminal offence, you should contact the police. If you require access to CCTV footage in Wadebridge showing yourself or someone you represent for civil matters, you should apply to Cornwall Council using the Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) Data Subject Access Request form.  

https://www.cornwall.gov.uk/media/33315555/form-2018-rare-form-blank.pdf

Please note that the Town Council does not have direct access to CCTV footage.

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