CCTV in public spaces and highways

On 1 April the single new council for North Yorkshire launched replacing Scarborough Borough Council and other local authorites in North Yorkshire.

To find your Councillor or to view minutes, meetings and agendas please visit the North Yorkshire Council website.

We operate 244 cameras 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, which are used to monitor Scarborough, Whitby, Filey and Ryedale.

They also cover many of the councils pay and display car parks, both park and ride car parks and most of the main roads in and around the town centre.


  • Assist in the detection and prevention of crime
  • Provide evidential material to assist Police investigations
  • Deter those having criminal intent
  • Reduce the fear of crime and give confidence to the public that they are in a secure environment
  • Provide safer communities
  • Reduce acts of vandalism
  • Assist in the prevention and detection of antisocial behaviour
  • Reduce vehicle related crime
  • Assist with traffic management

About CCTV

  • Scarborough Borough Council is working with Shopwatch and Pubwatch in both Scarborough and Whitby
  • The CCTV system will only be used to achieve the aims and objectives as set out in the Code of Practice
  • Cameras will at no time, without authority, be used to look into private residences/premises
  • All CCTV operators will be trained in accordance with the requirements of the Operational Guide and Code of Practice
  • Scarborough Borough Council recognises that the use of CCTV could potentially impact on a member of the public’s right to respect for private and family life afforded by Article 8 of the European convention on Human Rights and the Human Rights Act 1998
  • CCTV will therefore only be used for the prevention and detection of crime or disorder, to ensure public safety or to maintain safety within and around the region
  • CCTV for covert or targeted surveillance purposes if required will be carried out in accordance with the Regulations of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA) and will be subject to the appropriate authority levels
  • CCTV systems will be run in accordance with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation and requirements laid down in the Commissioner’s Code of Practice