Basildon Council operates a Public Space CCTV system that records CCTV footage 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, from camera locations in town centres and elsewhere across the borough.

In normal circumstances all CCTV footage recorded by the council's Public Space CCTV system is kept for a period of no more than 31 days.

Recorded CCTV footage will only be stored for longer than 31 days if it has been officially requested in relation to an on-going investigation.

Main objectives of public CCTV operations

The main objectives of the council's Public Space CCTV operations are to:

  • help reduce the fear of crime
  • help deter and detect crime
  • enhance community safety
  • assist with traffic management
  • assist in support of any civil proceedings
  • discourage anti-social behaviour, including alcohol and drug related issues

CCTV lawful use and codes of practice

All Basildon Council CCTV operations  are carried out lawfully and as required by the following legislation:

  • The Data Protection Act 1998
  • Freedom of Information Act 2000

and in compliance with:

Requests for CCTV footage recorded by Basildon Council

To submit a request to obtain CCTV footage recorded by the council's Public Space CCTV cameras see:

PLEASE NOTE: Basildon Council does not have access to, and cannot demand access to, any CCTV footage recorded by cameras which are owned and operated by a private business.

Public space CCTV locations in Basildon Borough

  • Basildon Town Centre - 18 CCTV cameras
  • Billericay Town Centre - 9 CCTV cameras
  • Wickford Town Centre - 6 CCTV cameras
  • Gloucester Park, Basildon - 2 CCTV cameras
  • Lake Meadows, Billericay - 1 CCTV camera
  • Norsey Wood, Billericay - 2 CCTV Cameras
  • Wat Tyler Country Park - 17 CCTV Cameras
  • Felmores Shops, Pitsea, Basildon - 4 CCTV cameras
  • Northlands Park, Pitsea, Basildon - 7 CCTV cameras
  • Wickford Memorial Park - 6 CCTV cameras
  • Whitmore Way, Basildon - 16 CCTV cameras
  • Triangle Shops, Laindon, Basildon - 7 CCTV cameras
  • Chalvedon Shops, Pitsea, Basildon - 7 CCTV cameras

Further information and enquiries

For further information and enquiries please contact CCTV camera operations - see contact details below.

Safer Basildon Partnership - CCTV camera operations
01268 533333