Closed circuit television (CCTV)


Closed circuit television (CCTV) is designed to take measures to prevent and detect street crime such as assault, vehicle theft, drugs offences etc. The council is responsible for the siting and monitoring of town centre CCTV.

The main objectives of CCTV in Waltham Forest is to:

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

The CCTV system is operated within regulations contained in the Data Protection Act 2018. The cameras are shared use for public safety and parking enforcement. The information is only normally held for 31 days.

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If you would like information or have an enquiry about specific CCTV data please email

For any parking and traffic enforcement enquiries please email

CCTV footage requests

For civil claims (commonly road traffic incidents) requests should be made by insurers or legal representation only. This can be done through our online form. There is an administrative charge for requests: £10.00 for initial enquires and £132.00 for the release of footage evidence.

CCTV footage requests relating to a crime please report to the Police who will then contact us.