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CCTV consultation taxis and private hire vehicles

We held a consultation into a proposal that CCTV should be introduced in all its hackney carriage and private hire vehicles.


  • How will CCTV be used?

The Council is considering the introduction of CCTV in all its hackney carriage (taxi) and private hire vehicles and is holding a public consultation on the draft policy to seek the views of the public and the trade.

  • The key aims and purpose of the introduction of CCTV is to provide a safer environment for drivers and passengers by -
  • Deterring and preventing the occurrence of crime and anti-social behaviour and reducing the fear of crime
  • Safeguarding users and drivers
  • Assisting the Council and Police in investigating incidents of crime; investigating officers would be able to gather evidence for use in prosecutions or disprove false allegations

Consultation now closed

This consultation closed on 12 June 2020.

Next steps

We are considering the consultation responses and aim to publish the final outcome later this year.

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