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Here is a very short survey we hope you will fill in for us.
If you do so before 30th November, we will enter you into a draw for a £20 prize.
We will only use your details for the purposes of the survey and if relevant the subscription to the WSL email list, and we will keep them secure. We will not pass them on to any third party. You can be removed and have them deleted on request at any time.
The Priest in Charge of Waltham St Lawrence
The PCC of Waltham St Lawrence
DATA PRIVACY NOTICE
In accordance with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (âGDPRâ)
- Your personal data â what is it?
Personal data relates to a living individual who can be identified from that data.Â Identification can be by the information alone or in conjunction with any other information in the data controllerâs possession or likely to come into such possession.
- Who are we?
The Priest in Charge of Waltham St Lawrence and The PCC of Waltham St Lawrence Parish Church are the data controllers (contact details below).Â This means they decide how your personal data is processed and for what purposes. The GDPR deems the Priest in Charge and the PCC to be separate entities, and therefore separate data controllers; in this Privacy Notice âusâ, âweâ, âourâ, and âthe churchâ refer to both.
- How do we process your personal data?
We comply with our obligations under the GDPR by keeping personal data up to date; by storing and destroying it securely; by not collecting or retaining excessive amounts of data; by protecting personal data from loss, misuse, unauthorised access and disclosure, and by ensuring that appropriate technical measures are in place to protect personal data.
We use your personal data for the following purposes:
- To enable us to engage in mission and ministry to church members and residents of the parish, including the provision of pastoral care
- To administer the church electoral roll and group membership records
- To fundraise
- To recruit and manage officers, contractors, helpers and volunteers
- To maintain our accounts and records, including the administration of Gift Aid
- To inform you of news, events, activities and services relating to the church
- To share your contact details with the Diocese of Oxford so that they can keep you informed about diocesan news, events, activities and services
- What is the legal basis for processing your personal data?
- Your explicit consent as expressed in your completion of our Data Consent Form
- Your implied consent for purposes directly related to the context in which you supplied personal data: for example the maintenance of the church electoral roll when you have applied for membership, the administration of Gift Aid where you have supplied a Gift Aid declaration, the efficient management of any synods, groups, committees, working parties or rotas which you have joined, or the performance of any tasks for which you have put your name forward
- Processing which is necessary for carrying out our obligations under employment, social security or social protection law.
- Sharing your personal data
Your personal data will be treated as strictly confidential and will only be shared with other members of the church in order to carry out a service to other church members or for purposes connected with the church. We will only share your data with third parties outside of the parish with your consent.
- How long do we keep your personal data?
We keep data in accordance with the guidance set out in the guide âKeep or Bin: Care of Your Parish Recordsâ which is available from the Church of England website [see footnote for link].
Specifically, we retain electoral roll data while it is still current; Gift Aid declarations and associated paperwork for up to 6 years after the calendar year to which they relate; and parish registers (baptisms, marriages, funerals) permanently.
- Your rights and your personal data
Unless subject to an exemption under the GDPR, you have the following rights with respect to your personal data:
- The right to request a copy of your personal data which we hold about you;
- The right to request that the we correct any personal data if it is found to be inaccurate or out of date;
- The right to request your personal data is erased where it is no longer necessary for us to retain such data;
- The right to withdraw your consent to the processing at any time;
- The right, where there is a dispute in relation to the accuracy or processing of your personal data, to request a restriction is placed on further processing;
- The right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissionerâs Office.
- Further processing
If we wish to use your personal data for a new purpose, not covered by this Data Privacy Notice, then we will provide you with a new notice explaining this new use prior to commencing the processing and setting out the relevant purposes and processing conditions. Where and whenever necessary, we will seek your prior consent to the new processing.
- Contact Details
To exercise all relevant rights, raise any queries or lodge any complaints, please in the first instance contact:
You can contact the Information Commissionerâs Office as follows
Tel: 0303 123 1113
Post: Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, WILMSLOW SK9 5AF
Details about retention periods can currently be found in the Record Management Guides located on the Church of England website at:
The fete raffle is always one of the most rewarding events...
...could you offer a prize?
Smaller prizes are also welcomed for the various games and sideshows - we're very grateful for all donations of good quality, new items.
(And if what you have isn't prize-quality - remember there's a bric-a-brac stall!)
The Fete Committee comes together voluntarily to run the Parish Fete.
It includes representatives from the Church, School PTA, Cricket Club and Neville Hall / Parish Council to whom the proceeds go.
In no particular order...
Mark Hipgrave (Chair, Parish Council liaison)
Serena Bowe (Treasurer)
Caroline Butler (Logistics/Planning)
David Crawley-Boevey (Side-shows, Church liaison)
Katie Sarsfield (Barbeque)
Charles Ancliffe (Entertainment)
Rupe Patel (Bar, Cricket Club liaison)
Sally Burtenshaw (Dog Show)
Tina Presnail (Raffle)
Viv McCallum (Tea Tent)
Anne-Marie McEvett (Children's Activities, PTA liaison)
Sarah Wragg (Publicity)
The fete will have the usual companion dog show,
with classes suitable for all kinds of best friends:
- Best Pedigree Dog/Bitch
- Best Cross Breed
- Best Puppy (6 – 18 months)
- Best Veteran any variety (over 8 years)
- Best Rescue Dog
- Dog with the Waggiest Tail
- Dog the Judge would like to take home
- BEST IN SHOW
Click here to download the agenda and entry form.
Welcome to the Home Page of the 2018 Parish Fete
Saturday 16th June from 1pm at the Cricket Club, Shurlock Row
On these pages we'll be keeping you up to date with plans for the fete as they progress, and an opportunity to get involved,
from simply giving us an idea about what you'd like to see, entering the dog show, booking a craft stall pitch and more...
To whet your appetite, here are some photos from previous years' fetes...
Details of individual planning applications can be obtained via the RBWM website -link
Agenda July 2019Agenda July 2019
November 2017 EGM
The Burial Ground Rules and Regs document is available under its own tab.
The Allotment document is available under its own tab.
The Standing Orders and Financial Regulations documents are available under the "Documents" tab, sub section "Governance and Transparency"
FOI replies re school from January's agenda.
December 2015 (No backing documents)
November 2015 (No backing documents)
- Shurlock Rd Site Report, possible use of S106 monies.
- School bus M12
- New Planning Policy for Traveller Sites.
- Pre Submission Neighbourhood Plan.
- Agenda June 2015
- Downfield Pit Briefing note May 2015 for June meeting
- June 2015 appendix revised menu of options bspanel160315v3
- June 2015 asset register update
- June 2015 cheque run
- June 2015 resident's submission
I'm Suzy Young (formerly Grimshaw) and I'd likeÂ your vote for Parish Council. I've lived in WSL for over 30 years,Â having grown up on Milley Road, and now live in the railwayÂ cottages by the bridge. I've not had any previous experience ofÂ local government and don't have a pre-determined agendaÂ behind my decision to stand, but simply hope that I will provide aÂ balanced and considered point of view when it comes to decisionÂ making in the best interests of the Parish. I attended WSLÂ primary school, and belonged to groups like the Junior Choir andÂ Brownies before working in the Star as a student, and now enjoyÂ helping out at the cafÃ© and the summer fete. This has helped giveÂ me a real appreciation of the community spirit that we haveÂ across the Parish. Work-wise, I'm a Director at a London-based business publisher. My dailyÂ commute has really brought home to me how lucky I am to live in such a lovely village, which hasÂ maintained its rural feel despite being so close to other towns and amenities. I think it's incrediblyÂ important that we preserve the essence of the country village for future generations. I'm naturallyÂ pro-active, organized and efficient and hope this will stand me in good stead when dealing withÂ all aspects of local government bureaucracy. WSL and the people living here have been veryÂ supportive of me throughout my life, and I feel that now is the right time to give somethingÂ back.
Since moving to Waltham St Lawrence in 1997 IÂ have shown my commitment to the community - by organising, orÂ helping with: the St Lawrence CafÃ©, the Parish FÃªte, Concerts, and various Neville Hall fundraising events. I manage the parish website.Â Although I now live nearby in Hurst, my working and social lifeÂ remains centred here - I run my business from the Neville HallÂ offices, I founded the 'Waltham Madrigals' singers, and I am also anÂ active member of the church, as a former churchwarden andÂ choirmaster, and now on the parochial church council, where myÂ role is in 'community engagement'. As a Parish Councillor, I wouldÂ aim to promote the social and cultural life of the parish, to ensureÂ that the policies and decisions of the council are open and fair, andÂ in the best interests of residents. I would defend the conservation ofÂ our picturesque rural environment, while supporting appropriate business activity, which benefitsÂ us all. Seeking active co-operation from the Royal Borough and its councillors is vital if our voiceÂ is to be heard and our wishes met. I would also support any plans to enable local people,Â particularly the next generation, to afford to live here. Respectfully I ask for your support at theÂ election.
Originally involved in the 1970âs when, asÂ Chairman of the Preservation Society, opposed giant motorwayÂ service area at Shurlock Row over 30 years, first Warren CopseÂ (now Reading Services) later Great Wood/Hazes, all ancientÂ woodlands. In the 1980âs became Borough Councillor on bothÂ local and main planning committees (now panels) whichÂ determine major applications, the PC as statutory consultees. MyÂ principal concern is always safeguarding our precious green belt,Â conservation areas (3), listed buildings (55) and public rights ofÂ way (42). More recently leading on Neighbourhood Plan responseÂ including recognition of affordable housing need.
I'm Katie Sarsfield and have lived and workedÂ in the village since 1999 running my own local IT support serviceÂ for the last 10 years. I have been an independent, open mindedÂ and enthusiastic Parish Councillor since 2009. For many years,Â along with my husband Ian, I've helped run and take part in manyÂ parish and village activities including the Village Fete, RoyalÂ Wedding and Golden Jubilee parties as well as various villageÂ and Neville Hall fundraising events. Many know me as a rugby fanÂ (London Irish) and with Ian organising and hosting the annualÂ village coach trip to Twickenham, and thanks to so many forÂ supporting my individual efforts including the Moonwalk raisingÂ funds for breast cancer and other good causes. Why me? I care about our community, it'sÂ people, organisations and facilities and the need to continue to protect our villages fromÂ inappropriate building and loss of green space without becoming too insular or protectionist. OfÂ almost constant need is to ensure that our roads and watercourses are improved and that ourÂ much used and valued footpath and bridleway network is regularly maintained. I live and workÂ locally and believe I have demonstrated my commitment to our community through involvementÂ in local functions and within the existing Parish Council and as a Neville Hall Trustee: Please voteÂ for me on Thursday 7th of May and I'll promise to continue just as enthusiastically and with theÂ same dedication for a further term. Thanks, Katie
Mike Kay - promoting teamwork and effectiveness.Â Like many of us I thought that other people were ParishÂ Councilors - it wasn't something that a busy working person wouldÂ get involved with. But having lived in this wonderful communityÂ for the last 8 years I appreciate that you get out of it what you putÂ in. In my working life I am a professional businessman used toÂ prompt decision making, optimising performance and takingÂ action in a timely fashion. The busiest person tends to be theÂ most productive. We have some diligent, committed and hardÂ working councilors and candidates and I would expect toÂ contribute to the efficient operation of the Council. I am very keenÂ to have the opportunity to put something back into the village andÂ to help to build a team approach, through encouragement and support for others, to maximiseÂ the effectiveness of the Parish Council within our community. For these reasons I ask for yourÂ support in this election to allow me to promote village causes and maintain, enhance and protectÂ our special community life and spirit.
My name is Mark Hipgrave and I moved toÂ Waltham St Lawrence with my family in 2011. My eldest daughterÂ also lives in the parish and my granddaughter attends the localÂ school. I have been running my own business for 30 years, haveÂ been chairman of various voluntary organisations and I am aÂ member of Maidenhead Lions. I currently organise the bookingsÂ for the Neville Hall and am a member of the Neville HallÂ management team. Last year I was joint Chair of the Village FeteÂ and this year I have been asked to be Chairman. I pride myselfÂ on getting things done and making things happen in everything IÂ am involved in. I am passionate about the parish and maintainingÂ the way of life we all enjoy. To this end I request your support inÂ my election to the parish council.
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