Castle Eden Parish Council follows the procedures as determined by the County Durham Association of Local Councils (CDALC).
Code of Conduct
The Code of Conduct covers Councillors when they are taking part in Council business, and all Councillors must agree to abide by it following their election. A new code of conduct was adopted by the Parish Council and came into force on 1 July 2012:
The Council’s standing orders set out how the Council operates. The standing orders were revised and adopted in November 2013:
The Council’s financial regulations are the rules which govern how the Council deals with its finances.
Freedom of Information
The Parish Council is covered by the Freedom of Information Act 2000, which gives rights to access certain information held by the Parish Council. The FOI publication scheme provides details of the information available and how it can be obtained.
An essential activity within the council is the requirement to gather and process information about the staff and people who use our services. This will be done in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), the Date Protection Act 1998 (The Act) and other related government legislation.
The General Data Protection (GDPR) is an EU regulation that establishes a new framework for handling and protecting the personal data of EU citizens. It introduces new obligations and liabilities for all organisations – including parish councils, that handle personal data and new rights for individuals in respect of their personal data. All organisations must comply with the new rules by 25 May 2018.
In addition, Castle Eden Parish Council is aware of the ICO’s code of practice and the risk to information privacy. The Parish Council looks to minimise this risk by looking to ensure personal information is
· Accurate and up to data
· Not kept too long
· Not disclosed to those who the person it relates to does not wish to have
· Not used in ways that are unacceptable to or unexpectedly by the person it is about
· kept securely
Castle Eden Parish Council does not hold any information or data on any child
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