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CCTV Data requests

Individual accessing CCTV images

Individuals can access CCTV images that we hold of them. We can only provide CCTV images of the person who requests the information.

When we supply a copy of CCTV images, only images of the person requesting the information can be copied unless all other individuals who may be identified from the CCTV images have consented to the disclosure. All other personal data which may identify any other person will be concealed or erased.

We are entitled to refuse an individual request to view data under these provisions if insufficient or inaccurate information is provided or the CCTV footage is likely to become part of a criminal investigation.

To request footage from Islington Council’s CCTV cameras you should complete the 'CCTV information request form' this can be downloaded from 'related documents' at the bottom of this page. You must supply the following with the form:

  • passport sized photograph of yourself

  • current proof of address ie a utility bill

  • cheque/postal order made payable to 'Islington Council' for the administration fee of £10 per CCTV data request

Please send originals of the above documents with your application, copies will not be accepted and may delay your application.  

Road Traffic Collisions (RTC)

Please note, the 'CCTV information request form'  should not be used for Road Traffic Collisions. If you require information regarding RTCs you must arrange for your solicitors or Insurance Company to contact us as per below processInsurance companies and solicitors’.  You should firstly check to see if we have a camera in the locality by clicking on 'view CCTV' link before proceeding.

Insurance companies and solicitors

If you are an insurance company or solicitor requesting CCTV in relation to an accident, you should firstly check to see if we have a camera in the locality by clicking on 'view CCTV' link.

If we have a camera in the locality, you should email the CCTV Manager at CCTVenquiries@islington.gov.uk to request a search to be carried out. 

You must:

  • give an accurate location of the incident to the nearest junction

  • supply the make, type and colour of the vehicle(s) involved

  • give as much detail as possible of the incident (if not an RTC)

If CCTV footage is found and required, you will be provided with a unique reference number, which must be quoted in your correspondence. 

If CCTV is found and DVD is required, there will be a charge of £50 for one camera's footage and £65 for two camera's footage.  Please send a cheque/postal order made payable to 'Islington Council' and letter of request to the CCTV Manager, 222 Upper Street N1 1XR.

Your delivery address should be clearly stated in order to send the DVD by secure post.

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