Highway CCTV

The information on this page explains how Highway Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) camera infrastructure and data is used, stored and exchanged by Cornwall Council and its partners. It also describes how long that information is normally kept and the limited circumstances in which Cornwall Council may disclose it.

Where are Highway CCTV cameras in operation?

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Cornwall Council operates Highway CCTV infrastructure on the following locations:

  • Camelford Higher Camera
  • Camelford Lower Camera
  • Carnsew Road, Hayle
  • Chyvelah Bus Gate, Threemilestone
  • College Junction, Pool
  • Cuddra, St Austell
  • Daniels Lane, St Austell
  • Dolcoath Avenue, Camborne
  • East Hill, Pool
  • Eastern Green, Penzance
  • Edgecumbe Icelert
  • Falmouth Bollard 1
  • Falmouth Bollard 2
  • Fore Street, Bugle
  • Fore Street, Bugle
  • Heartlands, Pool
  • Helston Tesco
  • Maiden Green R/A, Truro
  • Morlaix Avenue, Truro
  • Newbridge Icelert
  • Newquay Entry Bollard
  • Newquay Exit Bollard
  • Newquay Road, Truro
  • Penhallick, Pool
  • Penzance Bollard
  • Polmear Road, St Austell
  • Redruth Entry Bollard
  • Redruth Exit Bollard
  • St Annes Chapel Icelert
  • St Austell Bollard (Entry)
  • St Austell Bollard (Exit)
  • St Austell Road, Truro
  • St Clement Vean, Truro
  • Threemilestone Ind Est Junction
  • Tolvaddon Bollard X4
  • Tolvaddon Interchange, Pool
  • Trafalgar Roundabout, Truro (East Side)
  • Trafalgar Roundabout, Truro (West Side)
  • Tregonissey, St Austell
  • Treliske R/A, Truro
  • Tresawles Road, Truro
  • Truro Entry Bollard
  • Truro Exit Bollard
  • Uplands Crescent, Truro
  • Whitstone Icelert
  • Winnards Perch Icelert

and at the following park and ride sites:

  • Langarth, Threemilestone
  • Tregurra, Truro

Cornwall Council operates Highway CCTV systems for the following purposes:

  • To aid remote monitoring of Cornwall Council’s transport network and usage in order to keep traffic moving, as per our statutory network management duties outlined in the Traffic Management Act 2004.
  • To monitor performance and visually identify any malfunction of authority equipment or assets
  • To monitor vandalism or misuse of council assets
  • To provide evidence to confirm or refute compensation claims with regards to vehicle damage or personal injury as a result of a collision with a rising bollard
  • The detection and prevention of crime (including criminal enforcement)
  • To assist the Local Authority in their enforcement and regulatory functions within Cornwall
  • To assist the Local Authority and their nominated partners (as defined within this document) to undertake statutory duties relating to the highway network as defined under the local Highway Authority and the Traffic Management Act 2004.

The Highway CCTV cameras capture moving images only. They do not capture any sound.

Data is held for a maximum period of 3 months unless there is a pending or current personal injury claim, property damage claim or criminal investigation.

  Storage Medium  Maximun Retention Periods

SD Card and External storage drive

  • Up to 3 months

CC network (extracted footage)

  • Personal injury claims - 3 years
  • Property damage claims - 6 years
  • Criminal investigation - until such time as Devon and Cornwall Police advise footage is no longer required or when the data has been passed to the Police


Yes. The Council has a duty under the Data Protection Act to provide individuals with access to information about themselves on request. You can request this information by completing a Subject Access Request.

You can also request access to CCTV footage showing yourself or someone you represent.

Further information on these processes are available on our Data Protection page

Yes, Section 29 of the Data Protection Act 1998 permits the disclosure of CCTV data to the police where not releasing it would be likely to prejudice any attempt by the police to prevent or detect a crime, or capture and prosecute a suspect so we may be legally obligated to disclose data gathered by other CCTV cameras in response to valid requests from the police and other statutory law enforcement agencies.  Before we authorise any disclosure, the police have to demonstrate that the data concerned will assist them in the prevention or detection of a specific crime, or in the apprehension or prosecution of an offender.  Each request is dealt with on a strictly case-by-case basis to ensure that any such disclosure is lawful and in accordance with the Data Protection Act.

No. Cornwall Council does not share or sell this information with any other organisation outside of those listed within the Highway CCTV Code of Practice, nor is it used for marketing purposes.

Data is encoded and stored securely at the point of capture. Where required, data is extracted and stored on the secure Cornwall Council network for personal injury claims, property damage claims and criminal investigations.

The Highway CCTV infrastructure is continuously changing. We endeavour to update this page with the latest locations after Cornwall Council has formally adopted the equipment however, at times there may be a short delay in supplying this information.

For more information on Highway CCTV including how you can apply to access your own data, please refer to our Highway Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) Code of Practice (CoP).