Gurnard News article July/August edition

 

At the June meeting of the Parish Council the main topics discussed were:

POLICE REPORT

PSCO Derek Howard provided a written report. There were six reported crimes in May this year compared to six for the same period last year. The community priorities remain the same.

REPORTS

Notes, reports and minutes from the various meetings attended by Councillors were received and noted.

AGE FRIENDLY REPORTS

The council was quoted a printing coast of £89.40 for an additional 30 copies of the Age Friendly Report. It was decided that due to the short shelf life of the report, this was not a good use of Parish Council funds. An electronic version is available on the Parish Council website and a small supply of hard copies are available from the clerk. When these run out, she is happy to print further paper copies if required. To ensure that the document is relevant,, it was decided to review the contents every two years.

PHOTOS ON THE WEBSITE

Due to the lack of councillor photos, it was decided to remove all the photographs from the Parish Council website.

BOUNDARY REVIEW

The Local Government Boundary Review is taking place at the moment. The aim of the project is to equalise the number of electors in each Isle of Weight Council ward. The ward of Cowes West and Gurnard is too large in proportion to others. The Parish Council supported the IWC proposal of reducing the size of CWG and increasing Cowes North instead.

GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATIONS

The clerk advised that the Parish Council is well under way with compliance of the new GDPR. A Data Retention Policy was approved together with a Privacy Statement. The clerk is slowly contacting anyone with details held on a database to ensure that they are happy for their details to remain. This is a requirement of the new GDPR. Councillors decided to ask for some GDPR training as they are the Data Controllers. This will be included with a general training which the clerk will organise.

FUTURE PARISH COUNCIL MEETINGS

The next full Parish Council meeting will be at 7.00 pm on Wednesday 11 July 2018.  There are no meetings in August but regular monthly meetings resume on Wednesday 12 September 2018. Residents are welcome to attend all meetings, which are usually held at the Gurnard Village Hall, Westbrook Lane. Please check the Parish notice board and/or the Parish Council’s website for meeting confirmation and the agendas – www.gurnardpc.co.uk.

QUERIES AND QUESTIONS

If you have any queries or questions that you feel that the Parish Council could help with, please contact the Parish Clerk: Mrs. Sue Waters, telephone 07443 656480 or email: gurnardparishcouncil@gmail.com.