Data Protection

Hawthorn Parish Council

Chairman : Cllr. Alan Askew

Parish Clerk: Lesley Swinbank MBA, Fellow SLCC

Springwell House, Spring Lane, Sedgefield, Co. Durham. TS21 2HS

01740 622429

Data Protection


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 Data Protection Act 1998 (The Act) and other related government legislation.


The Council keeps information about you to:-

  • Provide you with the services you require
  • Provide you with information about these services


To view our Data Protection policy click here


The information we hold about you will only be used for the reason it was obtained.

The personal information you provide may also be shared with other agencies involved in the provision of services to you.

The Council recognises its moral duty to ensure that all such data is handled properly and confidentially at all times, irrespective of whether it is held on paper or by electronic means.


This covers the whole lifecycle, including obtaining personal datastorage and security of personal data use of personal / destruction of personal data.


We do not sell, share or transfer this information to third parties.


The Council also has a responsibility to ensure that data subjects have appropriate access, upon written request, to details regarding personal information relating to them and requests will be dealt with in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

If you DO NOT wish Hawthorn Parish Council to keep your details on file please contact us in writing at Hawthorn Parish Council, c/o Springwell House, Spring Lane, Sedgefield. TS21 2HS.


If we do not hear from you this will be interpreted as an acceptance that you are happy for Hawthorn Parish Council to keep your personal

details on file.