Neighbourhood Watch Notice – Fake Text Messages

These fake text messages purport to be from EE and claim that you haven’t paid a bill. The link in the message leads to a phishing website designed to steal your EE account login details, as well as personal & financial information.

Don’t be tricked into giving a fraudster access to your personal or financial details. Never automatically click on a link or attachment in an unexpected email or text.

For more information on how to stay secure online, visit www.cyberaware.gov.uk.

Distraction Theft

We are aware of a number of Distraction Theft incidents happening in your area. While we work to deal with the incidents, here is some crime prevention advice to keep yourself safe.

Doorstep crimes include distraction thefts where individuals or groups of offenders call on vulnerable homeowners, claiming to be from an organisation and then steal from them while they’re occupied.

They also include cases of fraud where work is carried out at a home and the victim is vastly overcharged.

Chief Inspector Richard Pegler said “This type of crime is sporadic, with an area or areas being hit in a short space of time. At present the Forest of Dean and Gloucester have seen incidents reported but as a county we must be aware of this type of crime.

“We haven’t had reports of this type of significance in recent months so please don’t be alarmed as they are not common, but please just be aware of the warning signs.

“Please look out for elderly neighbours and family members. Do not let people you don’t know into your home or agree to services from people you don’t know. If you are concerned then seek help from family or friends and call us.”

[For more information, please visit our website: https://www.gloucestershire.police.uk/staying-safe/

Remember, we’re unable to accept reports of crime through Your Neighbourhood Alerts. If you need to report something, please call 101 or report online: https://www.gloucestershire.police.uk/do-it-online/report-a-crime-or-provide-information-anonymously/
Always call 999 in an emergency.

PRIVACY NOTICE

When you contact us

The information you provide (personal information such as name, address, email address, phone number, organisation) will be processed and stored to enable us to contact you and respond to your correspondence, provide information and/or access our facilities and services. Your personal information will be not shared or provided to any other third party.

The Councils Right to Process Information

General Data Protection Regulations Article 6 (1) (a) (b) and (e)

Processing is with consent of the data subject or

Processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation or

Processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller

Information Security

Churchdown Parish Council has a duty to ensure the security of personal data. We make sure that your information is protected from unauthorised access, loss, manipulation, falsification, destruction or unauthorised disclosure. This is done through appropriate technical measures and appropriate policies. Copies of these policies can be requested.

We will only keep your data for the purpose it was collected for and only for as long as is necessary. After which it will be deleted. (You many request the deletion of your data held by Churchdown Parish Council at any time).

Children

We will not process any data relating to a child (under 13) without the express parental/ guardian consent of the child concerned.

 Access to Information

You have the right to request access to the information we have on you. You can do this by contacting our Data Information Officer – Geraldine Connor, Clerk to the Parish Council, 01452 713 528 or email clerk@churchdown-pc.gov.uk.

Information Correction

If you believe that the information we have about you is incorrect, you may contact us so that we can update it and keep your data accurate. Please contact: Geraldine Connor, Clerk to the Parish Council, 01452 713 528 or email clerk@churchdown-pc.gov.uk. to request this.

Information Deletion

If you wish Churchdown Parish Council to delete the information about you, please contact: Geraldine Connor, Clerk to the Parish Council, 01452 713 528 or email clerk@churchdown-pc.gov.uk to request this.

Right to Object

If you believe that your data is not being processed for the purpose it has been collected for, you may object: Please contact Geraldine Connor, Clerk to the Parish Council, 01452 713 528 or email clerk@churchdown-pc.gov.uk to object.

 Rights Related to Automated Decision Making and Profiling

Churchdown Parish Council does not use any form of automated decision making or the profiling of individual personal data.

Conclusion: In accordance with the law, we only collect a limited amount of information about you that is necessary for correspondence, information and service provision.  We do not use profiling, we do not sell or pass your data to third parties. We do not use your data for purposes other than those specified. We make sure your data is stored securely. We delete all information deemed to be no longer necessary. We constantly review our Privacy Policies to keep it up to date in protecting your data. (You can request a copy of our policies at any time).

Complaints

If you have a complaint regarding the way your personal data has been processed, you may make a complaint to Churchdown Parish Council Data Information Officer – Geraldine Connor, Clerk to the Parish Council, 01452 713 528 or email clerk@churchdown-pc.gov.uk and the Information Commissioners Office casework@ico.org.uk Tel: 0303 123 1113.

New Councillor Vacancy 2018

The Parish Council has currently, one vacancy on the Council in each of the following wards:  Brookfield Ward & St John’s.

If you are interested in serving on the Council, or just want to find out a bit more please contact the office and we will be pleased to advise what is involved.

Adverse Weather Conditions

Please keep abreast of local news and media to get the latest information and stay safe and warm.

Here’s the latest from Met Office for West Mercia and Gloucestershire.

There is currently (08:00) some light snow falling across the region. Temperatures are bitterly cold with temperatures well below zero everywhere and wind chill making it feel like -10 to -13 Celsius.

For the remainder of the morning the snowfall will probably remain light and intermittent with no more than a couple of cm or so falling and perhaps very little at all across eastern parts of Worcestershire, Gloucestershire and the northern half of Shropshire. Winds will strengthen though and it will remain bitterly cold.

This afternoon we are likely to see a gradual increase in the snowfall rates – with snow becoming quite heavy at times especially later in the afternoon and throughout the evening. The strength of the wind will mean that at times we will see blizzard conditions, and there will be enough snowfall to start seriously affecting the transport network. Wind speeds will cause snowdrifts to form in places as well, and the mixture of snow, drifting, and windchill will give tiring and dangerous conditions for any one stranded. Currently we expect the heaviest falls of snow to occur across Southern Shropshire, Herefordshire, Gloucestershire and western part of Worcestershire – this is consistent with the Amber warning we issued yesterday. We have just reissued that Amber warning – but it is valid from 14:00 today which is very broadly speaking when we expect to see the snowfall rates to start to increase. The snowfall will continue through this evening and overnight – with blizzard conditions at times. During Friday – snow fall rates will be less and winds will ease down a notch or two – so it will be “better” – but we will still see further (if rather lighter) snowfall continuing on and off throughout the day and it looks as if that will continue overnight into Saturday as well.

Things will be a little milder on Sunday/Monday/Tuesday and allow some thawing to take place at least by day.

Difficult to put a number on how deep the snow will be – we are seeing signals for about 30cm or so across the high ground close to South Wales – but these sorts of numbers will be largely academic due to the uneven way snow will accumulate as the wind drifts and scours it. Reasonable chance we will see some deep drifts in places though. Neighbouring parts of South Wales will see a RED warning issued later this morning – this is where the highest snow totals are likely to be for this event…as a rule of thumb the nearer you are to South Wales the more snow you will see.

Met Office will continue to push out plenty of comms regarding the weather across social media today.

Parking on verges and pavements

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING ADVICE
The Parish Council continue to have serious concerns about this increasing problem.
Following a recent meeting with local Highways representatives , the following advice has been confirmed : –

If a vehicle is found to have caused damage to a verge or pavement, a penalty can be issued to recover costs by GCC Highways.
Routine inspections will be commencing shortly