Closed Circuit Television System (CCTV)

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The Gosport CCTV system currently comprises 38 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:
Located in Gosport
Civic Offices
Boating Pond car park
Blake Court (George and Dragon pub)
Cross Street
High Street (Bemisters Lane)
Ferry Gardens
Grange Road
Haslar Rd
Ark Royal House (south facing)
Ark Royal House (Tesco side)
White hart Pub (Stoke Rd)
Shaftsbury Rd (Stoke Rd)
Peel Rd (Stoke Rd)
Jamaica Place
Bike Rack Falklands Gardens (107 pole)
McDonalds High Street
Grove Rd
Palmyra Rd
Elson Rd
Nobes Avenue
Gregson Avenue
Beauchamp Avenue
Minnit Rd
Seafield Estate
Gosport Bus Depot
Carless Close
Rowner Rd
Gosport Park
Carisbroke Rd
Privett Park
Priddys Hard
Northcott House
Howe Road
Lee on the Solent Locations
Lee sea front
Lee High Street
Cherque Farm (Shopping Centre)

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 30 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: 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 Self Assessment Tool can be looked at to see how Gosport are complying with the 12 guiding principles of the surveillance camera code of practice.

The Fareham and Gosport CCTV Partnership’s Privacy notice cctv outlines the use of data and compliance with the General Data Protection Regulations.