Two Public Space CCTV systems are in operation in Minehead and Watchet and are operated to provide public reassurance; to assist in the maintenance of community safety and to prevent and detect crime. The service is provided by a partnership between Minehead Town Council, Watchet Town Council, West Somerset Council and the Avon and Somerset Constabulary.

In Minehead the CCTV system is in operation in the main retail trading area around The Avenue and surrounding streets and public places. Areas also covered are the Enterprise Park and Mart Road Industrial Estate together with the sea front area.

In Watchet the CCTV system operates in the main town area, Swain Street, Harbour Road, the Esplanade and also the Memorial Ground.

The location of the cameras are shown here (1.0mb pdf).

The operation of this CCTV system is governed by the Minehead & Watchet CCTV Codes of Practice (1.3mb pdf).

This Council also operate CCTV systems at our premises at West Somerset House in Williton together with the Customer Centre in Minehead.

All of these CCTV systems are registered with the Information Commissioner.

If you want access to CCTV information you will need to complete a CCTV Viewing Request Form (64kb pdf). and forward it, in the first instance, to the CCTV coordinator at

If you have any comments, enquiries or feedback about any of our services, please complete the online form.  Your comments will be collated and used to improve the service we provide.