Update on installation of CCTV in licensed vehicles in Warrington

The implementation of our CCTV Policy [pdf] came into force on 1 June 2016.

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has recently written to the council on the use of CCTV when licensed vehicles are being operated for private use. Having reviewed the current position, we've decided that while these discussions on this issue are on-going and in the interest of the safety of the travelling public and drivers, the installation of CCTV in licensed vehicles in Warrington will continue.

The purpose of this scheme is to improve safety in licensed vehicles and to ensure services operate to the highest standards. We believe it's in the best interests of drivers and passengers to continue with this work, pending the outcome of the discussions.

We'll keep drivers and operators informed as these discussions progress and thank them for their continued co-operation. It’s important to re-iterate that CCTV footage will only be viewed when there is a reason to do so.

CCTV Rollout Programme

All hackney carriage and private hire vehicles must have approved CCTV cameras and recording equipment. For the existing fleet all hackney carriage and private hire vehicles will be required to have CCTV installed at the next MOT Compliance test (12-monthly tests, 6 monthly tests and/or any additional tests) at Network Warrington Testing Station, Wilderspool Causeway, Warrington, WA4 6PT (Telephone 01925 634296).

Please note that your vehicle will not pass its MOT compliance check if you haven’t got CCTV installed.

If you haven't got this CCTV sticker [pdf] in your cab then please contact us.