Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) is one of the most powerful ways of helping to combat crime and disorder whilst keeping our communities safe.

We manage town centre CCTV systems on behalf of the Town Councils in Nelson, Brierfield, Barnoldswick, and Earby.

The CCTV systems are there for the all round safety of pedestrians and town centre users. They are not road traffic systems. All recorded images are sent to the East Lancashire CCTV hub which is based at the King George's Hall in Blackburn.

Requests for evidence from one of these cameras should be made to our Localities team. The Council is the data controller, but the Town Councils pay for the upkeep, maintenance and monitoring of the systems.

We also look after some CCTV cameras covering the pavements and the underpass on the approach to Nelson and Colne College on Scotland Road.

Colne Town Council has its own independent CCTV system which covers the town centre. Requests for information should be made directly to the Town Council.



The Information Commission website has lots of information about your rights with regards to CCTV

CCTV advice