Reporting Person – Peter Bryant
The Executive received a report which considered the Council’s use of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (“RIPA”) during the 2020 calendar year, and the inspection carried out by the Investigatory Powers Commission. Discussion ensued on the possible use of RIPA in relation to dealing with fly tipping. Officers advised that the use of mobile CCTV was expensive and that proposals could be brought forward for consideration. However Officers expressed a preference to use cameras with clear signage, rather than use RIPA powers. The Executive was advised of current investigations into fly tipping with and without the use of cameras. The Executive requested that in the event of successful prosecutions for fly tipping, the Council afforded those incidences full publicity.
That (i) the Council’s non-use of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 during the 2020 calendar year; and
(ii) the inspection carried out by the Investigatory Powers Commission be noted.
Reason: To comply with the Council’s RIPA policy and Home Office Codes of Practice.