Canterbury City Council has a closed circuit television system to help provide a safer environment for everyone by:

  • reducing the fear of crime.
  • protecting property and deterring vandalism.
  • assisting in the detection and prevention of crime.
  • helping to catch and prosecute those who commit crime or public order offences.
  • assisting in the management of traffic and pedestrian flow.

Cameras are strategically located around the city and town centres, car parks and council owned buildings in Canterbury, Whistable and Herne Bay.

The camera network is monitored and recorded 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The monitoring centre is at the Canterbury City Council offices in Military Road, Canterbury.

Images are recorded and kept in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the CCTV Code of Practice.

CCTV operator in control room

A CCTV operator keeps an eye out for trouble

The system is owned and operated by Canterbury City Council. The monitoring centre is staffed by fully trained closed circuit television surveillance operators who are Security Industry Authority licensed.

The service is managed by Canterbury City Council and is developed in partnership with Kent Police. The service allows for footage to be given to the Police for evidential purposes.

The service operates to a strict Code of Practice which not only sets rules and guidelines on the way the system is used, but also confirms that the system will be operated to a high standard with due regard for civil liberties and data protection.

Read the the council’s CCTV code of practice.

If you need to access images that may be held about you on the CCTV system download Appendix A: DPA Subject Access Request.