We believe that effective Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) services is important for tackling crime and disorder, anti-social behaviour and environmental crime.

CCTV also assists in effectively managing traffic and public events, such as the annual Loughborough Fair. An important part of our corporate strategy is to develop initiatives to reduce crime and disorder across the borough.

We take a zero-tolerance approach to these issues and use CCTV to confront them in and around our borough, making your neighbourhoods safer, cleaner and stronger.

Cameras are used:

  • To make Charnwood a safe and clean place in which to live, work and visit
  • To reduce anti-social behaviour, youth nuisance, drug and alcohol misuse and provide public reassurance
  • To gain evidence of environmental crimes such as graffiti, vandalism, littering and fly-tipping
  • To ensure that traffic flows easily and safely through the town's streets by providing information to the media and public
  • For the prevention and detection of crimes
  • To provide assistance and direction for pre-planned events and operations or in the event of a major emergency
  • To gain evidence for use in court proceedings.

In June 2013 the Secretary of State issued a Code of Practice which provides guidance on the appropriate and effective use of surveillance camera systems by relevant authorities (as defined by section 33 of the 2012 Act) in England and Wales.

CCTV support in Charnwood

CCTV Advisors are supported in their duties by four radio communications systems giving them direct links to Police Officers throughout the borough, Crime Out of Loughborough (COOL), Pub Watch and Street Wardens. This helps to ensure a rapid response can be made to any incident.

Although we work in partnership with Leicestershire Constabulary, COOL, Pub Watch and several parish councils, as the owner of the system we are accountable for the day-to-day operations.

About the camera system

Apply for access to information from the CCTV system

Body Worn Video and Fly-tipping Cameras - Standard Operating Procedure

The standard operating procedure for BWV and fly-tipping cameras can be found below:

Impact Assessment – Body Worn Videos (BWV) and fly-tipping cameras

An impact assessment for Body Worn Videos and fly-tipping cameras can be found below:

Impact Assessment – Body Worn Videos (BWV) and fly-tipping cameras

Last updated: Mon 12th February, 2024 @ 13:14