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Rossendale Council poised to agree CCTV code of practice
6:10pm Thursday 17th October 2013 in News
ROSSENDALE Council is poised to agree a new CCTV code of practice that would see it charge £10 for access to footage.
The council’s cabinet is expected to approve the recommendations made by the corporate overview and scrutiny committee at a meeting next week.
The £10 charge is in line with national guidelines.
The council currently owns and operates a CCTV system in parts of Bacup, Stacksteads, Haslingden and Rawtenstall.
A report by the council’s locality manager, Alison Wilkins, said: “Failure to implement a CCTV code of practice which clearly sets out the ways and principles in accordance with which the CCTV system is operated and managed could leave the council vulnerable to challenge and could detrimentally affect the council’s reputation and customer confidence in the organisation.”
The report also recommends that all future minor amendments to the code of practice are delegated to the manager of the CCTV system in consultation with the portfolio holder.
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