Data Protection

posted by M Bain   [ updated by Wellington Heath Cap ]

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Wellington Heath Website Privacy Statement (May 2018)

 The new European Union General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) come into Force in May 2018.

 GDPR is designed to give individuals better control over their personal data and establish one single set of data protection rules across Europe.

 Personal data is defined as any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person.This includes online identifiers, such as IP addresses and cookies if they are capable of being linked back to the data subject. This also includes indirect information, which might include physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identities that can be traced back to a specific individual.

The Wellington Heath Village website: https://sites.google.com/site/wellingtonheath/home is run by a web team of volunteers within the community, for their community.  These volunteers understand the importance of personal privacy, and as data controllers, they are aware of their obligations when processing personal data and will do so diligently and to the best of their ability. If you have any kind of privacy query about the website content, then please contact the web team via the contact details below. 

This website contains the names and/or contact details of several categories of people as follows:

  •        Members of the Wellington Heath Parish Council or other political offices.
  •        Members of the Wellington Heath Memorial Hall Management Committee.
  •        People associated with the running of Christ Church.
  •        People who organize various clubs and activities in the Parish.
  •        The owners of some businesses who live in the Parish.
  •        People displaying their art and/or craft creations.

Currently data held includes, but may not be limited to, the following:

  •       Name
  •       Telephone number(s)
  •        Private and /or business email address.
  •        Private address and/or business address

Since all these individuals have either volunteered to act in some public capacity, or volunteered to display their art/craft creations, or have requested their business to be advertised, it is assumed that permission to display contact details on the site has been freely given.  Anyone wishing to withdraw permission to display their contact details or wishing to modify which personal details are displayed should contact one of the web team (details given below).

 The site also contains many archive photos/slideshows of past events in the Parish. In order to comply with the GDPR these photos are not annotated with any personal information. However in some cases the photos contain textual information giving the names of some individuals. For example one exception relates to historic information about the declaration of Independence by Monkey Island in 1989 (see https://sites.google.com/site/wellingtonheath/home/monkey-island) where copies of newspaper articles identify specific individuals.  Consequently Individuals are advised to review all the archive photos and to contact the web team if they wish to have photos containing their image removed.

Contact Details of the Web Team (the Data Controllers)

Contact 1: Mike Bain (mikebain3@gmail.com) 

Contact 2: Richard Lee-Buxton (chardlb@gmail.com

Parish Newsletter for May 2018

posted 30 Apr 2018, 12:47 by M Bain   [ updated 30 Apr 2018, 12:48 ]

The Wellington Heath Parish Newsletter is published quarterly.

The Editor, Marc Low (tel: 635345), is always on the lookout for interesting articles and parish news.

If anyone has any news or an amusing story/anecdote/article/photo please contact Marc on Parish Newsletter.

The Newsletter also welcomes local business advertisers. The rates are very reasonable and discounts are available for annual contracts. If you are interested in advertising please contact Jennifer Jones on 632745.

The May 2018 to July 2018 Edition is now available: Parish Newsletter

Neighbourhood Development Plan - Bulletin 13

posted 13 Apr 2018, 05:09 by M Bain   [ updated 13 Apr 2018, 05:15 ]

The Neighbourhood Plan Bulletin 13 is available as follows: 

Bulletin 13 deals primarily with the results of the public consultation which ended in mid February and the examination of the latest version of the NDP by the official examiner.

Monkey Island Dreams 2018

posted 23 Mar 2018, 07:33 by Wellington Heath Cap   [ updated 4 May 2018, 02:58 by M Bain ]

Monkey Island Crest
Have a look at the outstanding arts and craft talent we have in the Parish:
Monkey Island Dreams 2018

 Monkey Island Dreams Revisited – Saturday 10th March 2018

We were fortunate to have chosen a (somewhat damp) weekend between two snowy ones so were able to go ahead as planned. The set up on Friday afternoon & early Saturday went to plan so we were able to open the doors at 10.00am prompt.
We had a large number of visitors in the morning, a quieter period over lunch (so the exhibitors could eat!) & then a second wave of visitors in the afternoon. There was a general buzz about the exhibition & no wonder with all the exhibits on display.
Where to start describing it for those of you unlucky enough to miss it?!
There was a railway diorama, with an industrial scene on one half & a town scene on the other. This was popular with children of all ages, admiring the glowing fires & the steaming trains. There were some outstanding photographs in both black & white & colour & some much admired watercolour paintings. The woodwork on display varied from pyrography & marquetry to wood-turning & carving to furniture to the rustic gates & fencing being made on site. Oh, & then there was the display of handmade arrows.
The textile exhibits included patchwork, quilting, rag rugs, crochet, knitting, needle-felting, tapestry & collage. Mention should be made here of a memory collage of family items & a quilt of family memories. There was an impressive display of the chair cushions from Christchurch, stitched by a large number of local people. There was also a blouse from the Second World War made from dusters & very attractive it was too!
Other crafts on display were decorated pottery, handmade soft-toys & cards, a leather pouffe recycled from a chair cover, decoupage items, bead jewellery and also some rings & bracelets made from old silver spoons & sugar tongs which excited much interest. Easter crackers were on sale too, containing a small surprise.
We must also mention the sculpture exhibit & demonstration alongside some beautiful leather handbags. Another form of sculpture came in the stunning & delicate sugar paste flowers which resembled porcelain.
Tasting were available of village grown apple juice & cider. Unfortunately, it was the wrong time of year to see the apple press in action but the results were much enjoyed. There was also a display of information about unusual & medicinal herbs which can be grown in our own gardens.
The Children’s Creative Competition drew just a small number of entries but they were of a very high standard & several extra prizes were awarded. These ranged from a rustic hurdle to a personal website to drawings & paintings, a wooden model & book of poems. We can be certain that the future of arts, crafts & hobbies in Wellington Heath is in safe hands.
Just to show there are other talents too, the Hollow Lane Handbell ringers gave an entertaining performance, followed by a chance for visitors to ‘have a go’. The men’s singing group, Timber, gave two performances of their favourite songs which were much enjoyed.
We set out to put on an event for the village rather than a fund-raiser but we are pleased to say that we have been able to send a cheque for £200 to Acorns Children’s Hospice from donations received on the day & £110 from the refreshments sold went to the Memorial Hall funds.
We haven’t mentioned the exhibitors by name but hopefully have mentioned all the arts, crafts & hobbies that were on display. Apologies if anything has been missed but many thanks again to everyone who contributed in helping to make the day such a success.
We certainly enjoyed the day & felt our efforts had been worthwhile. We hope all the exhibitors, helpers & visitors felt the same. We have received many comments, particularly from those visiting from outside the village, showing appreciation of the amazing variety & outstanding quality of all the exhibits. They now know what a talented & friendly lot we are on Monkey Island!

                         Anne Abbotts, Kim Cooke, Patsy Taylor & Amanda Wright

Neighbourhood Plan Bulletin 12 & New Public Consultation (Closed on 16 Feb 2018)

posted 6 Jan 2018, 11:55 by M Bain   [ updated 23 Mar 2018, 04:04 by Wellington Heath Cap ]

The Neighbourhood Plan Bulletin 12 is available as follows:

On the Village Website:Neighbourhood Plannning

Bulletin 12 deals primarily with a New Public Consultation on the latest version of the NDP that is called the Regulation 16 Consultation.

The consultation closed on 16 February 2018.

Information about the consultation can be found in Bulletin 12,  on the NDP website: https://sites.google.com/site/whnpwg/home  and on the Herefordshire Council Website: https://www.herefordshire.gov.uk/directory_record/3113/wellington_heath_neighbourhood_development_plan

Slideshows - Update 10 Dec 2017

posted 17 Nov 2017, 05:01 by M Bain   [ updated 10 Dec 2017, 10:40 ]

Home page collageAll slideshows on the site have now been updated to the Google Slideshow format and should play properly (hopefully) no matter what Web browser you are using.

For those in the Parish with slow internet connections (like me) one small problem is that some of the larger slideshows load more slowly than in the past. The upside is that once loaded you can easily view the pictures full sceen by clicking on the square box icon at the bottom of the image.

Please let me know if you still encounter problems mikebain3@gmail.com

Proposed Traveller's Site off Beggars Ash - Appeal Status

posted 3 Nov 2017, 05:23 by Wellington Heath Cap   [ updated 23 Mar 2018, 03:47 ]

You can see the current staus of the Appeal on the following websute:
Planning Inspectorate Appeals Casework Portal: https://acp.planninginspectorate.gov.uk/ViewCase.aspx?caseid=3180531

Information about the history of the planning application is available on the Herefordshire Council Website: https://www.herefordshire.gov.uk/info/200142/planning_services/planning_application_search/details?id=160238&search=160238

Clicking on Appeal on the right hand side of the screen will bring up all the relevant appeal documents.
The appeal reference is APP/W1850/W/17/3180531

Key documents are the Appellant's Statement of Case and the Original Herefordshire Planning Committee minutes where the initial application was refused. These are attached below for your convenience.

The Travellers'site is in the Strategic Gap that has been proposed in the emerging Wellington Heath Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP). This is the area between tthe village and the Parish boundary with Ledbury where the NDP proposes development would not normally be permitted.

Ledbury Neighbourhood Development Plan - Regulation 14 Public Consultation Ended

posted 10 Sep 2017, 02:44 by M Bain   [ updated 1 Oct 2017, 04:58 ]

Dear fellow Parishioners

Ledbury Town Council have now ended their public consultaton on the draft Ledbury Neighbourhood Development Plan..

However you ou can view the draft plan here: http://www.ledbury-ndp.org/the-draft-plan-consultation.html

Attached is the Wellington Heath Parish Council’s response to the Ledbury Plan indicating some topics they’ve identified.


Broadband Improvements

posted 7 Aug 2017, 10:32 by Wellington Heath Cap   [ updated 7 Aug 2017, 10:33 ]

Herefordshire Council have contracted Gigaclear to deliver the next phase of broadband upgrades in Herefordshire.

You can check when improvements might be available for your property by clicking of the following link to Fastershire: http://www.fastershire.com/

Ledbury Viaduct Development Planning Application - a Message from the Parish Council

posted 16 May 2017, 08:47 by M Bain   [ updated 16 May 2017, 08:47 ]

Please see the attached briefing sheet prepared by the Parish Council.

It comments on some of the issues relating to the Bloor Homes Planning Application for 600+ homes and 2.9 hectares of employment land North of the Ledbury Viaduct.

The note is hopefully self explanatory, but if you would like more information you could drop into the Farmers Arms on either Wednesday 17 May or Wednesday 31 May between 7:30 and 8:30pm when members of the Parish Council and the Neighbourhood Development PLan Working Group will be available to try and answer your questions.

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