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CCTV in Hackney Carriage and Private Hire vehicles

Members are recommended to approve the proposed implementation date for CCTV in Hackney Carriage and Private Hire vehicles.

Decision type: Non-key - Low

Decision status: Withdrawn

Notice of proposed decision first published: 24/08/2022

Decision due: 12 Sep 2022 by Licensing Committee

Department: Licensing

Contact: Wangari Njiiri, Environmental Health and Licensing Support Team Leader Email: Wangari.Njiiri@cambridge.gov.uk.

Additional Information: This item will automatically appear on the agenda.

Background Information: In October 2017, Cambridge City Council members agreed to make the installation of CCTV in licenced vehicles a mandatory condition, due to the seen benefits in safeguarding members of the public but also in the protection of drivers. Although attempts have been made in respect to the implementation of the mandatory requirement, due procurement and Covid-19 pandemic, implementation has been delayed. Statutory and Best Practice Guidance was released offering guidance to local authorities who mandate CCTV in licenced vehicles as a condition of a license, advising they will require an appropriately strong justification of mandating CCTV and the need to keep justification under regular review. CCTV implementation went into Committee in March 2022, and it was agreed to conduct a review of the CCTV looking at a) necessary to meet a pressing need and b) proportionate need.

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