CCTV

Councils get new powers to tackle misuse of cycle lanes

10/06/2020

Local authorities will be given the power to use CCTV to fine drivers who misuse mandatory cycle lanes, the Government has announced.

Facing up the future?

27/09/2019

Sue Chadwick urges local authorities to think hard before using Automatic Facial Recognition technology on publicly owned land and buildings.

From Safe to Smart: How traditional CCTV can enhance your Smart Cities plan

11/12/2018

Mike Pannell describes how security can be at the heart of a Smart City programme.

Creaking camera calamity creeps up on Calderdale

11/12/2018

Calderdale MBC realised it needed to replace its old surveillance system, which it had been relying on to keep citizens safe & reassured since 2003.

Rugby World Cup kicks off surveillance conversion in Gloucester

11/12/2018

Gloucester City Council's camera network and control room was nudging 15 years old, so wasn’t in the rudest of health when the big news broke: Gloucester would be host city of the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

Council installs CCTV after library sex incident

25/04/2018

Isle of Wight Council has been forced to upgrade security measures at a local library after a couple were caught having sex among the bookshelves.

Councils urged to share how they are using CCTVs

14/03/2017

Local authorities have been urged to pro-actively share information about how they use surveillance camera systems under a new national strategy.

Council to introduce body-cams after assault accusations

10/01/2017

Colchester council is rolling out the use of body cameras for members of staff who deal with the public after a council employee was accused of assaulting a rough sleeper.

Cornish towns launch ‘ground breaking’ CCTV project

20/12/2016

Eight West Cornwall town councils are cooperating to launch a ‘ground breaking’ CCTV project to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour.

Westminster authority to abandon CCTV because of budgetary pressures

01/06/2016

A London council is considering scrapping its CCTV network due to Government cuts.

New surveillance technology 'threatens privacy' despite decline in CCTV numbers

23/02/2016

Councils have halved spending on CCTVs since 2012, but they could soon be updating to new surveillance technologies, warns Big Brother Watch.

CCTV a 'great earner' for councils claims report

20/11/2015

The number of councils using CCTV to catch motorists committing traffic offences has risen by 76% since 2012, according to Confused.com.

Councils reminded of responsibilities when using CCTV

22/05/2015

Local authorities have been reminded of their duty to comply with the surveillance camera code of practice when using CCTV in public spaces.

The argument against a blanket ban on CCTV parking cameras

26/06/2014

Why CCTV makes a vital contribution to effective traffic enforcement

Are the lights going out for town centre CCTV?

10/06/2014

Find out which councils are becoming more savvy about their CCTV systems

Councils accused of raising £312m from parking CCTV

15/04/2014

Council chiefs were again forced to defend use of CCTV for parking enforcement, after campaigners claimed town halls used the technology to rake in £312m in fines.

CCTV parking ban puts children at risk, council chiefs warn

10/04/2014

A ban on CCTV parking cameras would worsen road safety and endanger schoolchildren, council chiefs, charities and campaigners have warned.

Keeping watch on CCTV

11/03/2014

What the Government’s new Surveillance Code of Practice means for local authority CCTV.

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The Bay – a pivot to purpose

Tim Pope and Sam Plum explain why local government reorganisation can be used as a catalyst for a new generation of councils that reflect their local economies and can lead the recovery.
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