Closed Circuit Television System (CCTV)
The Gosport CCTV system currently comprises 40 cameras throughout the Borough. The cameras are located in public areas are operated for the purpose of:
- providing a deterrent to crime and anti social behaviour
- increasing public tranquillity by reducing the fear of crime
- to gather evidence to support the detection and Prosecution of offences
- traffic monitoring
- management of the Councils services
- Locations of cameras within Gosport are:
|Geographical location – Gosport
|Town Hall, High Street|
|Walpole Road, High Street|
|Walpole Park Car Park|
|South Street/North Cross Street|
|High Street/Bemisters Lane|
|Grange Road/Howe Road|
|Haslar Road Car Park|
|Alver Valley Car Park East|
|Ark Royal House (south facing)|
|Ark Royal House (Tesco side)|
|Stoke Road/St Andrews Road|
|Stoke Road/Elmhurst Road|
|Stoke Road/Peel Rd|
|Bus Station Bike Rack|
|High Street/Minnitt Road Alley|
|Garland Court, Forton Road|
|Grove Road Park|
|Palmyra Road Shops|
|Elson Road/Ham Lane|
|Nobes Avenue Shops|
|Gregson Avenue Shops|
|Beauchamp Avenue Shops|
|Minnit Road/Mumby Road|
|Mariners Way/Old Road|
|Gosport Bus Station|
|Grange Road/Carless Close|
|Rowner Road Shops|
|Gosport Park/Rugby Club|
|Explosion Museum/Millenium Bridge|
|Lee on the Solent Locations|
|Lee High Street|
|Cherque Farm Shops|
The CCTV system operates 24 hours per day every day of the year. Images from all of the cameras are recorded onto a digital recording system for a maximum of 28 days. After this period the images are overwritten.
Disclosure of data obtained by the CCTV System will only be permitted in accordance with the relevant legislation and criteria of the Data Protection Act and is generally only disclosed to the Police.
If CCTV footage relates to a criminal matter, the Police will review the footage as part of their investigation so you do not need to make a data access request.
Requests for access to data from the CCTV System can be made to Gosport Borough Council using this form:https://www.gosport.gov.uk/dataprotection . Please note this request only allows you to access footage which captures your own personal data. It cannot contain images of third parties or images that would identify third parties (e.g. car registration).
The Surveillance Camera Commissioner’s SCC_Self_Assessment_Tool nov 19 v1 can be looked at to see how Gosport are complying with the 12 guiding principles of the surveillance camera code of practice.
Gosport Borough Council’s Privacy notice cctv outlines the use of data and compliance with the General Data Protection Regulations.
If you have any queries or complaints regarding the Gosport CCTV System please contact Gosport Borough Council https://www.gosport.gov.uk/sections/your-council/customer-comments/
If you have a CCTV security camera for your home or business, you can help Hampshire Constabulary deter and rapidly solve crime. Register them on the N.I.C.E Investigate system to streamline information exchange and help us with sending the evidence needed to catch criminals faster. Find out how to register DEMS – Business registration leaflet (002)