Padstow Town Council operates a CCTV surveillance system in the following locations:

  • Padstow Sk8 Skate Park, The Lawns Car Park, School Hill, Padstow, Cornwall PL28 8EB; and
  • The Lawn’s Under 12s Play Area, The Lawns Car Park, School Hill, Padstow, Cornwall PL28 8EB.

The CCTV system is operational 24/7 and is operated in a manner which respects the privacy of the people whose images are recorded.  The Padstow Town Council CCTV Policy sets out clear procedures for the use and management of the CCTV system.  You can view the policy by clicking on this link.

Why does the Town Council use CCTV?

The objectives of the CCTV system are to:

a) Prevent damage.
b) Reduce anti-social behaviour.
c) Increase public perceptions of safety in the Lawns area.
d) Increase successful convictions of offenders.
e) Increase public confidence in using the recreational facilities at the Lawns.
f) Support continued development and investment by PTC in recreational facilities which are well used and valued.

Cameras are situated to capture images relevant to the purposes for which they are installed.  Coverage is restricted to the public realm and privacy intrusion is kept to a minimum by capturing only data which can reasonably be considered to support the objectives of the system as outlined above.

Who controls the data?

The CCTV system is owned and managed by Padstow Town Council.  The Town Council is the system operator, and the data controller for the images produced by the CCTV system.  Padstow Town Council is registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office, Registration number Z7106619.

A Data Protection Impact Assessment for the Lawns Area CCTV has been undertaken and can be viewed by clicking on this link.

The Town Council complies with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) and the system is maintained in accordance with the Surveillance Camera Commissioner’s (SCC) Code of Practice and governing guidance.

In its administration of the CCTV system, the Town Council complies with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Data Protection Act 2018, and with the Padstow Town Council General Privacy Notice.

Can I access my data?

You have a number of rights in relation to your personal information under data protection law, including CCTV footage. If you would like to access your personal information from any of the Town Council’s CCTV cameras, please complete a request form which you can access by clicking on this link.

Completed forms can be returned by email to  Hard copies of the form can be obtained from and returned to the Town Council Offices, Station House, Station Road, Padstow, Cornwall PL28 8DA.

Padstow Town Council stores CCTV images for 30 days, therefore please submit your request within 21 days of the incident to allow for your request to be processed in time.

For further information about how the Town Council processes your data, you can view the Procedure For Accessing, Disclosing And Handling Data Retrieved From The CCTV System by clicking on this link.

Who do I contact about CCTV and how do I make a complaint?

Complaints concerning Padstow Town Council’s use of its CCTV system or the disclosure of CCTV images should be made in writing to or to the Town Council Offices, Station House, Station Road, Padstow, Cornwall PL28 8DA.

Padstow Town Council’s Complaint Handling Procedure is available to view by clicking on this link.