• We use a CCTV safety and enforcement vehicle to carry out parking enforcement.
  • The car is used in circumstances where enforcement using officers on foot patrol is difficult, sensitive or impractical. For example on school 'keep clear' areas where motorists, on seeing an officer approaching, drive off only to return and commit the same breach later.

About the CCTV enforcement vehicle

  • The CCTV enforcement vehicle is clearly marked, and will patrol Kirklees at any time.

Parking contraventions may be detected and evidence is captured using the safety and enforcement system in two ways:

  • Unattended mode - the camera operating automatically, evidence is captured as the vehicle is driven through enforcement areas;
  • Attended mode - A Civil Enforcement Officer operates the Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) camera in the vehicle, whilst the second officer may be driving the vehicle or it might be stationary.

Cameras are positioned to detect and capture evidence of parking contraventions and are not used to invade the privacy of any persons in domestic, business or other private premises, buildings or land.

Places visited by the CCTV enforcement vehicle

  • The CCTV system is used to detect the types of contraventions where a parking fine (Penalty Charge Notice) can usually be issued instantly.
  • CCTV enforcement will not be used where permits or exemptions apply (such as residents' permits or Blue Badges), which are not visible to the equipment.

The types of areas where the CCTV enforcement vehicles are used include:

  • school 'keep clear' zones
  • pedestrian crossings or crossing areas marked by zigzags
  • bus stop clearways

Photographs taken by the CCTV camera

  • Images captured by the CCTV system are reviewed by a trained and experienced senior member of staff who will decide whether or not a contravention may have occurred.
  • Fines are never issued without this review taking place.
  • If it appears that a contravention has occurred, details of the registered keeper will be obtained from the DVLA (Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency).

Only certain people are permitted to see the images captured by the CCTV enforcement vehicles.

Enforcement officers

  • Permitted to see the images to determine if a contravention has occurred, the gathering of evidence and the issuing of Regulation 10 Penalty Charge Notices to take place (this includes responding to appeals or representations which can involve the submission of evidence to the Traffic Penalty Tribunal).

A person who has been issued with a Regulation 10 Notice (or their appointed representative)

  • Permitted to see the image that relates to their parking fine. Where the image includes personal details of someone else other than the recipient of the notice then these details will be obscured before a copy of the image is released.

Law enforcement agencies

  • Images may be released where required by a law enforcement agency like the police. Any recording released to an enforcement authority shall not be used for anything other than the purpose specified and identified when released to that enforcement authority. Images may also be released when the council is compelled to release them due to a court order.

Receiving a parking fine from the CCTV vehicle

  • You will receive it by post. You receive it because you are the registered keeper of the vehicle. You may well have not been the driver at the time but as keeper you are liable for the charge.
  • A Penalty Charge Notice won't be placed on the vehicle or handed to the driver or person in charge of the vehicle.
  • The Penalty Charge Notice will be sent by post no later than 28 days after the parking contravention occurred, although the council will make every effort to send it sooner.
  • We include a copy of the captured image with the fine sent through the post.
  • Images can be seen online when you pay a parking fine or if you want to appeal.
  • Alternatively a request can be made in writing to the Parking Office. The council will comply with requests within a reasonable time. To ensure that records are seen only by individuals who are entitled, proof of identity will be required from anyone requesting to see images.
  • The charge is £70.

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