ECDC CCTV Cameras in Ely

East Cambridgeshire District Council owns and maintains CCTV Cameras at a number of council owned car parks and buildings. These cameras are record only and are not live monitored. 

Other CCTV Cameras in the District 

The City of Ely Council covers the CCTV in the City Centre of Ely and the Town Centre of Soham. For details of these CCTV Cameras and their operation please visit the City of Ely Council website at: (external link)

Purpose of District Council CCTV 

The aim of any District Council CCTV camera is to monitor Council car parks and buildings for the purposes of community safety; including the prevention and detection of crime and anti-social behaviour. 

CCTV Operation 

CCTV cameras owned by East Cambridgeshire District Council are operated within ECDC's CCTV Code of Practice: 

How to Request CCTV Footage 

  • If you require CCTV footage because your vehicle has been involved in an incident in one of our car parks, you should report the incident to your insurance company or solicitor. They will then obtain the relevant footage by filling completing our CCTV request form 

  • If you require CCTV footage because you have been involved in an incident, you will need to report this to the Police and obtain a crime reference number. The Police can then request the relevant footage as part of their investigation, by completing our CCTV request form 

  • Please be aware that the CCTV images are only retained for a maximum time period of 28 days after which time the data is overwritten. Therefore all requests for data need to be made as quickly as possible after the incident occurs. Sufficient and accurate information about the time, date and place of the incident should be provided to enable us to locate the information (it is suggested that within one hour of accuracy would be a reasonable requirement) 

Please note: we must be satisfied that the request is legitimate and genuine before any images can be released.  

Further information on requesting CCTV footage of yourself (external link)can be found on GOV.UK's website.

If you have any questions please contact Data Protection at East Cambridgeshire District Council at:

The Council has completed its self-assessment against the standards offered by the Surveillance Camera Commissioner. The self-assessment is available to view below: