The purpose of CCTV in Fylde is to:

  • Assist in reducing the fear of crime and anti-social behaviour
  • Help to prevent crime and anti-social behaviour
  • Assist in the prosecution of offenders

CCTV was first introduced into Fylde in 2002 in the form of rapid deployment cameras and Fylde currently have 21 of this type of camera, which can be deployed to one of 29 CCTV columns located in ‘hot-spot’ areas.

The use of CCTV in the Fylde area has achieved some excellent results, with a number of successful convictions resulting from evidence captured on the cameras. Fylde Borough Council’s CCTV Manager ensures that both systems are maintained in full working order and updated when necessary. The manager also liaises with other partnership agencies such as the Police and Wyre Council, enabling the CCTV equipment to be used to its full potential.

Disclosure of data obtained by the CCTV System will only be permitted in accordance with the relevant legislation. In every case a written application in an approved format, clearly showing the reason(s) for the request, is required. To ensure the request conforms to the requirements please download and use the Subject Access Form on the right and either bring it in to the Council, post it to the address on the form or scan it and send it by email (with the other documents referred to in it, other than the fee which we no longer charge) to bryan.ward@fylde.gov.uk.

The images from the rapid deployment cameras are kept for no longer than 7 days which is the maximum length of storage on their onboard hard drives. Images from both the Monitored Town Centre system and from the CCTV van onboard camera are kept for no longer than 31 days.