Access to Parish Council Information
Preston Capes Parish Council has adopted the Transparency Code for Smaller Authorities, published by the Department for Communities and Local Government in December 2014.
This code is issued to meet the government's desire to place more power into citizens' hands to increase democratic accountability.
It applies to parish councils with an annual turnover not exceeding £25,000.
The code is mandatory from 1 April 2015 and requires the online publication of key spending and governance information on the occasions specified in the Code.
General Data Protection Regulations
In May 2018 the European General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) came into effect GDPR - UK.
The GDPR provides the basic rules about informed consent and more ethical approaches to personal data collection and processing. This gives everyone meaningful controls and sensible privacy settings about any data that an organisation may hold about them.
Preston Capes Parish Council has adopted the local N-CALC service to act as its Data Protection Officer (DPO). As such N-CALC are the first point of contact if there is a data breach firstname.lastname@example.org However, the Parish Council have relevant policies and procedures in place to ensure data breaches do not occur.
You can find the relevant documents here. They include: Consent Form, Data Map, Data Protection Policy, Data Breach Policy, Subject Access Request Procedure, Data Breach Policy, Records Retention Policy and Privacy Notices.
Preston Capes Parish Council only holds personal data about its Parish Clerk for employment purposes, plus a copy of the current electoral register (for elections nominations). It does not meet current requirements to register with the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO).
We aim to publish as much information as we can online. However, some items are only available in print. You should be aware that the Council is entitled to withhold certain information. Please check the Documents section for "Policies", "Procedures" and "GDPR" documents.
Follow this link for full details about the Freedom of Information Act (2000) from gov.uk.
Follow this link for full details about GDPR from the Information Commissioners Office (ICO)