Housing and Property services operate a number of CCTV systems on its premises.

The objectives of the Gosport Borough Council system which form the lawful basis for the processing of data are:-

  • Reducing the fear of crime, promoting community safety
  • Assisting in the reduction, prevention and detection of crime.
  • Providing high quality evidence, which may be used by the Police, Customs and Excise Officers, British Transport Police and Military Police to prosecute offenders and by officers of Gosport Borough Council to assist in carrying out their appointed duties.
  • Protecting property.
  • Public health and safety

The system will be operated fairly, within the law, and only for the purposes for which it was established or which it is subsequently agreed in accordance with the Code of Practice

Housing and Property Services CCTV systems are installed in the following locations:

General Needs Housing

BURNEY HOUSE (1-11) SOUTH STREET GOSPORT PO12 1NJ

HAMBLE ROAD (30-60 EVENS) HAMBLE ROAD GOSPORT PO12 3RJ 

MILL LANE (18-27) MILL LANE GOSPORT PO12 4QG 

TRINITY CLOSE (40-74 EVENS) HASLAR ROAD GOSPORT PO12 1HP

TRINITY CLOSE (4-38 EVENS) HASLAR ROAD GOSPORT PO12 1HP

Hostels

AGNEW HOUSE FAMILY CENTRE (1-55) ST VINCENT ROAD GOSPORT PO12 4FR

BARCLAY HOUSE (1-28) TRINITY GREEN GOSPORT PO12 1HN 

BARCLAY HOUSE (15-28) TRINITY GREEN GOSPORT PO12 1HW

Operational Property

COUNCIL DEPOT WILMOTT LANE GOSPORT PO12 3RY

Sheltered Housing

ALEC ROSE HOUSE (1-17) THE ANCHORAGE GOSPORT PO12 1LZ

BEHRENDT HOUSE (1-14) BEHRENDT CLOSE GOSPORT PO12 4RS

FORTUNE HOUSE (1-33) CHILWORTH GROVE GOSPORT PO12 3UZ

GLOUCESTER HOUSE (1-36) HOLLY STREET GOSPORT PO12 1RP

WOODLANDS HOUSE (1-29 ODDS) WOODLANDS HOUSE CHESTNUT WALK GOSPORT PO12 4BE 

 

The purpose of the CCTV cameras is to provide surveillance of public areas only. All camera locations will be clearly visible and signage will give a clear warning that CCTV is in use.

Cameras will be sited to focus on public areas only and will not overlook private areas. However, where it is not possible to achieve this, privacy zones will be installed by electronic means.

CCTV cameras installed within the Housing blocks have no ability to pan, tilt or zoom so no outside influence can change the view of the camera.

The only exception to this will be when observation of a private space is requested under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000. Such applications will only be authorised after the request is scrutinised by the Housing Manager or an authorised delegate.

The use of the CCTV systems operated by the Council do not normally fall under the RIPA regulations. However it does fall under the Data Protection Act 2018 and the Council's CCTV policy. 

Any requests from members of the general public or a third party will be dealt with under the provisions of the Data Protection Act 2018 or the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

A copy of the Code of Practice For the Management and Operation of The Housing Management CCTV System For Gosport Borough Council is available upon request.

Any complaint received regarding CCTV operations will be dealt with in accordance with Gosport Borough Councils complaints procedure. Information on how to complain is contained here or by telephoning 023 9254 5202.