To complement the on-street operation of marshals, we use fixed cameras and mobile camera units to encourage compliance with moving traffic regulations.
Cameras are the only means available to deter drivers from carrying out dangerous manoeuvres on Westminster’s roads, improve safety and reduce congestion. These contraventions cannot be enforced by on-street marshals.
As of 1 April 2015, the only parking restrictions the City of Westminster enforces by camera are bus stop clearway and school-keep-clear restrictions.
PCNs issued via camera enforcement are sent by post to the registered keeper of the vehicle and will include a photograph of the alleged contravention being committed.
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The primary role of mobile camera units is to complement on-street enforcement by:
We currently have fixed cameras enforcing moving traffic contraventions at the following locations:
Mobile camera units may also enforce traffic contraventions.
For information about parking enforcement by camera, see Deregulation Act and changes to parking enforcement.
Locations of cameras used for traffic management purposes in Westminster have been approved by our CCTV Governance Group and have passed a test of appropriateness.
Our CCTV Governance Group acts as a single point of decision-making and accountability in relation to the deployment or removal of our cameras, or the commissioning or decommissioning of camera sites at locations across the borough. It ensures that the use of cameras is consistent, proportionate and coordinated in accordance with a test of appropriateness.
This test ensures that cameras will only be deployed when:
The test of appropriateness also requires an exit strategy to be in place before any new deployment is approved such as when cameras are decommissioned as a result of sustained improvements in compliance levels.
Vehicles mounted with cameras may also enforce traffic contraventions at the locations listed below. Bus stop clearway (code 47) and school-keep-clear (code 48) parking contraventions may also be enforced by mobile cameras city-wide.
For more information about contraventions, check our list of contravention code descriptions.
|Cambridge Square||32, 51|
|Church Street / Penfold Street||51|
|Church Street / Salisbury Street||51|
|Clifton Road / Lanark Road||50|
|Clifton Road / Maida Vale||50|
|Elgin Avenue / Maida Vale||52|
|Gateforth Street / Church Street||50, 52|
|Lanark Road / Clifton Road||50|
|Lisle Street / Wardour Street||51|
|Penfold Street / Church Street||50|
|Plympton Street / Church Street||50, 52|
|South Molton Street||32, 51, 53|
|Sutherland Avenue / Harrow Road||52|
|Wardour Street / Lisle Street||32, 53|
|Woodfield Road / Great Western Road||52|
|Woodfield Road / Harrow Road||52|
Only the following contraventions are enforced by cameras in Westminster:
As of 1 April 2015, the City of Westminster only enforces bus stop clearway and school-keep-clear parking restrictions by camera.
|47||Stopped on a restricted bus stop or stand|
|48||Stopped in a restricted area outside a school|
|31||Entering and stopping in a box junction when prohibited|
|32||Failing to drive in the direction shown by the arrow on a blue sign|
|50||Performing a prohibited turn|
|51||Failing to comply with a no entry restriction|
|52||Failing to comply with a prohibition on certain types of vehicle|