CCTV Usage


Closed circuit television (CCTV) is installed at the Hall premises for the purposes of staff and public security. Incidents reported leading to the decision to install the system include strangers entering the premises and interrupting classes, hirers feeling vulnerable entering and vacating the building when unaccompanied or in darkness and unauthorised cars parking in the car park whilst the Hall is being hired by groups. Also incidents have occurred relating to anti-social behaviour towards the Hall’s neighbours. A camera is located at the front, side and rear of the premises, and images from the cameras are recorded.

The use of CCTV falls within the scope of the Data Protection Act 2018 & GDPR

This code of practice follows the recommendations issued by the Data Protection Commissioner.
A Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) is one of the ways that a data controller can check and demonstrate that their processing of personal data is compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act (DPA) 2018.

There are statutory requirements to carry out a DPIA in Section 64 DPA 2018 and article 35 of the GDPR.

An assessment has been carried out and the siting of the camera, use and storage of data is considered appropriate for the purpose of system installation and is considered to be low impact.

To deter and prevent crime, theft and anti-social behaviour
To protect staff, hirers and the public
To maintain the security of the property and premises

24 hour recording. Images stored for up to 4 weeks

Access is restricted to authorised personnel only
Images will only be seen in the event of an investigation.
Images will only be given to relevant parties, after application by them,
Images will be available to Police at any time.