CCTV request for footage

We normally only accept requests for footage from Greater Manchester Police. Solicitors, insurers or other bodies may also apply for CCTV footage on behalf of their Clients as the GDPR provisions do not apply to personal data where:

Pursuant to Schedule 2, Part 1 (5) of the Data Protection Act 2018 where disclosure of the data: -

  1. is necessary for the purpose of, or in connection with, legal proceedings (including prospective legal proceedings),
  2. is necessary for the purpose of obtaining legal advice, or
  3. is otherwise necessary for the purposes of establishing, exercising or defending legal rights, to the extent that the application of those provisions would prevent the controller from making the disclosure.'

Individuals are entitled to make a Subject Access Request (SAR) for footage under GDPR, but this is unlikely to be helpful in cases of road traffic collisions and civil cases.

Please be aware that footage is held for 28 days from time of incident/ recording. You should therefore submit your request within 24 days of the incident /recording to allow sufficient time for the request to be received and processed before the footage is deleted.

Due to the time and resources needed to view and extract information related to CCTV requests, speculative requests for footage will not be processed.

Only requests submitted using this form will be processed. 

Requests are subject to an administration charge of £89 (+VAT). This is only chargeable for those requests where footage has been captured. For clarity, no charge is made where footage cannot be supplied or for a Subject Access Request under GDPR Legislation. 

We will not progress this request until we have received payment. Please make cheques payable to ‘Trafford MBC’ and send to: John Laycock, 24 Hour CCTV Control Room Operator, Trafford Council, Salford Civic Centre, Chorley Road, Swinton, M27 5DA.

  • Details of the organisation / person making this request
  • Name
  • Address
  • Details of your client
  • Name
  • Address
  • I confirm that the footage requested is necessary for the purpose(s) described in this request and that failure to provide this information will, in my view, likely prejudice these matters. I confirm that I am in a position to request this information as, for, or on behalf of the data subject.
  • Information should be provided using the 24 hour clock HH:MM. If the precise timing of the incident is not known please provide an appropriate period for the CCTV. N.B. CCTV footage is only held for 28 days before it is overwritten on our systems. There is no guarantee that this request can be processed if it is submitted after the 25th day.
  • Vehicle details (if applicable)
  • The camera location(s) where footage may have been captured
  • Declaration
  • Name