A23 oil spillage (1)

MQT on 2011-10-12
Session date: 
October 12, 2011
Question By: 
Steve O'Connell
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


On September 23rd approximately 800 litres of engine oil was deliberately dumped on the A23 over a 1000 metre area. TfL are not able to use CCTV to help identify the culprits as the Traffic Control Centre only runs live feeds and real time coverage. Would it not make more sense for TfL to record the CCTV on red routes in case such a criminal act occurs?


Answer for A23 oil spillage (1)

Answer for A23 oil spillage (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Officers are drafting a response which will be sent shortly.

Written answer received on 1 November 2011:

The London Streets Traffic Control Centre's (LSTCC) role is to monitor the road network and to manage and mitigate causes of congestion. Information on acts of criminality witnessed (and these are exceptionally rare) is passed on immediately to the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) staff (in the co-located MetroComm control room).  However, the primary responsibility for monitoring CCTV for crime and disorder lies with the MPS and individual boroughs. In support of this, TfL has camera sharing agreements in place with 15 boroughs, including Croydon, and the MPS.