CCTV

We provide a professional and proactive CCTV (Closed-circuit television) monitoring function which gives the police and other statutory enforcement agencies the best quality of evidence available.

We own, maintain and monitor over 60 live CCTV cameras that are located within Grantham, Stamford, Bourne, Market Deeping and Deeping St. James. 

The monitoring centre is staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and has been in operation since June 1997.

pdf icon CCTV Code of Practice [203kb]

Now recording

All cameras are recorded on to a digital recording system which is running 24 hours a day and 365 days a year.

All recorded images are retained for 28 days. This allows police officers  and other statutory agencies adequate time to view the images and, where necessary, request them to be prepared as evidence.

Live and recorded images can also be relayed to the police communications centre at Lincoln and to various police stations throughout the district. This allows senior police officers to assess incidents, ensuring that adequate resources are dispatched.

Radio communications

The monitoring centre also acts as the controlling station for a number of radio communication systems which link to shops and licensed premises in Grantham, Bourne and Stamford who sign up to the 'Pub Watch' or 'Shop Watch' radio scheme. The base stations  are located at the monitoring centre and at representatives of various retail outlets and public houses. Police community support officers, residential estate wardens and the police carry handheld radios. Information can be passed between all those involved in relation to situations ranging from missing children to major public order incidents. A dedicated telephone and radio link has been established with the police communications centre to allow incidents to be reported quickly and efficiently.

Your protection

All our control room staff are Security Industry Authority (SIA) licensed and trained not to observe private areas and are totally accountable for their actions. If you have particular concerns on this matter please contact the CCTV Manager on cctv@southkesteven.gov.uk

Access to the CCTV control room is by authorised personnel only as required by the Data Protection Act of 1998. In addition to this, authorised agencies are allowed access to CCTV images. If footage is required by members of the public/solicitors/insurance companies etc. then appropriate forms must be completed.

pdf icon Request for CCTV images form [62kb]
pdf icon Request for CCTV images form - legal professions only [112kb]

CCTV is very popular and adds to the feeling of public safety and confidence. It is hoped that more cameras can be installed as and when finances allow.

If questions arise over the legality of privately installed cameras then please refer to the Information Commissioners Office website >>