In the late summer of 2017, Derbyshire Dales District Council started to roll out an upgraded CCTV system throughout the busiest places in the Dales.

A purpose-designed wholly IP based high definition CCTV system was initially installed at three sites in Matlock Bath - launched to coincide with the busy Illuminations season - with upgrades to follow in the main towns of Wirksworth and Ashbourne (September 2017) and Bakewell and Matlock (October 2017).

The Mytec Group's new state-of-the-art digital CCTV recoding system is capable of high definition recordings that can be reproduced and used to identify individuals or incidents throughout the site.

It's a wireless solution and the cameras record in full 25 frames per second high definition for at least 31 days with instant review and export facilities in line with government recommendations.

Why we have CCTV

The Derbyshire Dales CCTV service is an important tool in the detection and prevention of crime. We provide assistance and support alongside our partner agencies to enable the creation of safer communities and the protection of Derbyshire Citizens. There are currently 19 public space cameras covering the Derbyshire Dales.

We proactively work with partners and communities to ensure that the request for cameras is a reasonable step, only used where necessary and to ensure that other methods of support or assistance have been utilised prior to any camera installation being considered.

Can I request CCTV footage?

Yes. If you would like to request CCTV footage  under a Subject Access Request please complete and return the CCTV SAR  [PDF 85.6KB] form and return it to the Town Hall or by email to

Can I access my personal information?

You have the right to get a copy of the information that is held about you. This is known as a subject access request (SAR). This right of subject access means that you can make a request under the Data Protection Act to any organisation processing personal data. You can find further information via the following link ( or by contacting the CCTV partnership on 01629 761372 (Mon–Fri 0900–1700), email

Contact details for the partnership CCTV

CCTV Manager is Shaun Herrett: 01629 761372

Useful information

Useful information related documents can be obtained via the following links:
How to request CCTV footage of yourself
When is CCTV covered by the Data Protection Act?
National Surveillance Camera Strategy for England and Wales

One of the CCTV units installed near the Town Hall in Wirksworth