CCTV and community safety
We provide CCTV surveillance in some of our green spaces and car parks where there is little or no surveillance from privately-owned CCTV.
CCTV cameras were upgraded in 2023 in the following locations:
- Priory Park, Reigate
- Memorial Park, Redhill
- Lady Neville Recreation Ground, Banstead
- Bancroft Road car park, Reigate
- Clarendon Road multi-storey car park in Redhill
These cameras record and store images that can be viewed when they are needed.
Additionally, we currently provide CCTV surveillance in some key town centre locations. These cameras record and store images for 14 days that can be viewed when they are needed.
Modernising our CCTV
The Council reviewed the role of its CCTV system in supporting community safety in response to the Surrey Police ‘Surrey Open Space CCTV Strategy 2017-2022’.
In December 2020, the Council’s Executive approved proposals to modernise the Council’s CCTV system.
Alternative public realm surveillance
There has been a significant rise in the number of privately-owned CCTV cameras and mobile recording devices, such as smartphones and dashcams in the last 25 years.
Many privately-owned CCTV cameras, used to protect private assets, also provide alternative public realm surveillance, particularly in town centres. Most images now used by Surrey Police come from mobile phones, dashcam footage and privately-owned CCTV and this is expected to continue.
CCTV surveillance is one part of our Community Safety work. Find out more about: