Many local residents will be familiar now with changes to data protection legislation. Your Parish Council is currently having to check every historical document in its secure store in Wetherby and destroy any document that includes personal data that it does not have specific approval to hold. This is proving very time consuming. When that task is completed, this web site will be checked and the minutes and agendas for many earlier years than the current, will be removed.
Councillors have adopted a Data Retention Policy, which can be read here. The PC is compliant with the General Data Protection Regulations 2018.
If you have experienced any difficulties when reading the Parish Council's website, this is probably being caused by the use of Microsoft's Windows 10 software. Using Google Chrome may solve the problem. Please however advise the Clerk (firstname.lastname@example.org) so that the web hosting company can be advised, when this occurs.
If any local resident would like to read a copy of the latest annual accounts, they can now be viewed on this website. If you would prefer it, a copy of the accounts can be emailed to you direct by request to email@example.com
Many residents will know that the Parish Council now owns two Defibrillators, one for use in each Village. The defibrillators are housed in secure boxes, one in Bilton in Ainsty (newly installed in a heated cabinet) and the other at Jesmond Dene Main Street Bickerton. The boxes are locked and can be opened by anyone directed by the Ambulance Emergency Service to collect a defibrillator, in case of an emergency. There are trained 'first responders' in each Village who can be contacted by the Emergency Ambulance Service in the event that a 999 call is received.