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Community Safety & Neighbourhood Services March 2019

Community Safety & Neighbourhood Services March 2019

This is an abbreviated version of the latest e-bulletin from Winchester Community Safety & Neighbourhood Services

Community Safety & Neighbourhood Services March 2019

Advice on Domestic CCTV

An individual has the right to protect their property and this can be done by using a CCTV system where it is necessary, such as a security measure.

However, there have been a rising number of complaints to both the Police and the Surveillance Camera Commissioner (SCC) from neighbours and other members of the
public who believe that cameras are being used to spy on them and their families.

The SCC recommends that users of CCTV systems should operate them in a responsible way to respect the privacy of others and have recently published the SCC Guidance on the use of domestic CCTV.

It contains an important reminder that if your camera captures images outside the
boundaries of your household, then the General Data Protection Legislation (GDPR) and Data Protection Act will apply to you, and you will need to ensure your use of CCTV complies with these laws.

Neighbourhood Watch

Neighbourhood WatchWorking within the community is an important part of the work that the Community Safety & Neighbourhood Services team undertake and this year we have been able to identify a number of national campaigns that also highlights the work of Neighbourhood Watch. Look out for crime and disorder reduction messages and tweets that Neighbourhood Watch and our police colleagues will be helping us to deliver throughout the coming year.


Handyperson Scheme – now closed

The Handyperson Service offered small repairs and adaptations at a subsidised rate to those who qualified in the Winchester District.  In order to qualify to use the service clients needed to be either over 60 years of age/ living with a disability or both. The scheme was open to Winchester City Council tenants/Housing Association tenants/ Homeowners and Private tenants.