Welcome to Somersham Parish Council

Somersham Parish Council serving the village of Somersham in Cambridgeshire.

Please contact us if you have questions concerning the work of the Parish Council, if you have any concerns that you feel the Council should be aware of or where it can help or support you.

General Privacy Notice 

 

TRACK & TRACE

 SOMERSHAM PARISH COUNCIL OFFICE & FACILITIES

Recording customer details: how we use your information

 

To support NHS Test and Trace (which is part of the Department for Health and Social Care) in England, we have been mandated by law to collect and keep a limited record of staff, customers and visitors who come onto our premises for the purpose of contact tracing.

By maintaining records of staff, customers and visitors, and sharing these with NHS Test and Trace where requested, we can help to identify people who may have been exposed to the coronavirus.

As a visitor of Somersham Parish Council you will be asked to provide some basic information and contact details. The following information will be collected:

· the names of all customers or visitors, or if it is a group of people, the name of one member of the group

· a contact phone number for each customer or visitor, or for the lead member of a group of people

· date of visit and arrival time and departure time

The establishment as the data controllers for the collection of your personal data, will be responsible for compliance with data protection legislation for the period of time it holds the information. When that information is requested by the NHS Test and Trace service, the service would at this point be responsible for compliance with data protection legislation for that period of time.

The NHS Test and Trace service as part of safeguarding your personal data, has in place technical, organisational and administrative security measures to protect your personal information that it receives from the establishment, that it holds from loss, misuse, and unauthorised access, disclosure, alteration and destruction.

In addition, if you only interact with one member of staff during your visit, the name of the assigned staff member will be recorded alongside your information.

NHS Test and Trace have asked us to retain this information for 21 days from the date of your visit, to enable contact tracing to be carried out by NHS Test and Trace during that period. We will only share information with NHS Test and Trace if it is specifically requested by them.

For example, if another customer at the venue reported symptoms and subsequently tested positive, NHS Test and Trace can request the log of customer details for a particular time period (for example, this may be all customers who visited on a particular day or time-band, or over a 2-day period).

We will require you to pre-book appointments for visits or to complete a form on arrival.

Under government guidance, the information we collect may include information which we would not ordinarily collect from you and which we therefore collect only for the purpose of contact tracing. Information of this type will not be used for other purposes, and NHS Test and Trace will not disclose this information to any third party unless required to do so by law (for example, as a result of receiving a court order). In addition, where the information is only collected for the purpose of contact tracing, it will be destroyed by us 21 days after the date of your visit.

However, the government guidance may also cover information that we would usually collect and hold onto as part of our ordinary dealings with you (perhaps, for example, your name, date of birth and phone number). Where this is the case, this information only will continue to be held after 21 days and we will use it as we usually would, unless and until you tell us not to.

Your information will always be stored and used in compliance with the relevant data protection legislation.

The use of your information is covered by the General Data Protection Regulations Article 6 (1) (c) – a legal obligation to which we as a establishment are subject to. The legal obligation to which we’re subject, means that we’re mandated by law, by a set of new regulations from the government, to co-operate with the NHS Test and Trace service, in order to help maintain a safe operating environment and to help fight any local outbreak of corona virus.

By law, you have a number of rights as a data subject, such as the right to be informed, the right to access information held about you and the right to rectification of any inaccurate data that we hold about you.

You have the right to request that we erase personal data about you that we hold (although this is not an absolute right).

You have the right to request that we restrict processing of personal data about you that we hold in certain circumstances.

You have the right to object to processing of personal data about you on grounds relating to your particular situation (also again this right is not absolute).

If you are unhappy or wish to complain about how your information is used, you should contact a member of staff in the first instance to resolve your issue.

If you are still not satisfied, you can complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office. Their website address is www.ico.org.uk.

Penny Bryant - Data Protection Officer
clerk@somersham-pc.gov.uk
01487 841359


We keep our privacy notice under regular review, and we will make new versions available on our privacy notice page on
www.somersham-pc.gov.uk . This privacy notice was last updated on 16 September 2020.

 

 

PLEASE observe the government's advice on social distancing if you visit any of our open spaces such as the Norwood Playing Field, lake area & nature reserve.

 

Playground COVID-19 

Scientific advice suggests that the COVID-19 virus can survive for up to several days on some hard surfaces. The risks are reduced when outdoors, where surfaces may be subject to UV light and/or rain.

Whilst all possible practical measures have been put in place the user of this equipment does so at their own choice and risk.

• Under 14 years only

• 1 family member to accompany 1 child

• Please retain 2 m distance from other users e.g. pushing swings

• To enable as many children as possible to use the equipment please limit use to 15 minutes

• Please use a one-way system where possible

• Use of hand sanitiser gel or wipes is advised when using the equipment

• When using equipment do not touch face

• Consumption of food and drink within play areas is not permitted

• Please use bins provided or take litter home


 

Latest news

 

COVID- 19 (Coronavirus) Isolation help

Somersham Parish Council & Pidley-cum-Fenton Parish Council both support

Somersham and Pidley Timebank in conjunction with

Somersham Community Cares

to provide help and assistance to those in self-isolation due to the COVID-19 virus in our villages.

If you need essential shopping items or medication

collecting, any pet care, telephone chats or anything else please call 07443 619017 / 01487 841359.

You may need to leave a message, please speak clearly and state your name, phone number and what help you need. You will be called back, please be patient.

This is a volunteer service and is free of charge.

Any shopping or medicine will need to be paid for by the person requesting it (unless you get free prescriptions)

For more information download our flyer COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Isolation help flyer 

 

 

Update From Cambridgeshire Highways regarding on the Wheatsheaf Crossroads, Wood Hurst

 Wheatsheaf Crossroads, Woodhurst

Upcoming Parish Council Meetings

16 Nov 20 - 19:30

14 Dec 20 - 19:30

11 Jan 21 - 19:30

8 Feb 21 - 19:30