Accessibility Statement Updated: May 2020.
Borough Green Parish Council (BGPC) strives to ensure that its services are accessible to people with disabilities, and has invested a significant amount of resources to help ensure that its website is made easier to use and more accessible for people with disabilities, with the strong belief that every person has the right to live with dignity, equality, comfort and independence.
BGPC makes available the <a href="https://UserWay.org" alt="Free Website Accessibility Widget" title="Free Website Accessibility Widget">UserWay Website Accessibility Widget</a> that is powered by a dedicated accessibility server. The software allows to improve its compliance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1).
Enabling the Accessibility Menu
The BGPC accessibility menu can be enabled by clicking the accessibility menu icon that appears on the corner of the page. After triggering the accessibility menu, please wait a moment for the accessibility menu to load in its entirety.
BGPC continues its efforts to constantly improve the accessibility of its site and services in the belief that it is our collective moral obligation to allow seamless, accessible and unhindered use also for those of us with disabilities.
Despite our efforts to make all pages and content on fully accessible, some content may not have yet been fully adapted to the strictest accessibility standards. This may be a result of not having found or identified the most appropriate technological solution. It is also important to note that this site links to the old Parish Archive and other Local Sites that are not compliant.
Here For You
If you are experiencing difficulty with any content on or require assistance with any part of our site, please contact us during normal business hours as detailed below and we will be happy to assist.
If you wish to report an accessibility issue, have any questions or need assistance, please contact us by Email: Mike Taylor or call 01732 882880
Smaller authorities should publish:
•All items of expenditure above £100 (see paragraphs 13 -15)
•End of year accounts (see paragraphs 16 and 17)
•Annual governance statement (see paragraphs 18 and 19)
•Internal audit report (see paragraphs 20 –22)
•List of councillor or member responsibilities (see paragraph 23)
•The details of public land and building assets (see paragraphs 24 -27)
•Minutes, agendas and meeting papers of formal meetings (see paras 29 and 30)
Parish Councillors' names addresses and emails are already public domain to comply with transparency requirements, and are not "personal data"
All the above are located in the Minutes Archive held at www.bgpcarchive.org, and apart from the current year it is historic and does not have to comply with the new regulations.
Pursuant to Section1(2) of the Public Bodies (Admission to Meetings) Act 1960 the below matters will always be confidential, and will only discussed in Part 2 of the meeting with the public excluded:
1. Staff matters
2. Confidential Commercial information such as tenders.
3. The start of any legal proceedings, or where matters may be "sub judice"
Some of the information from (2) and (3) above will be released into the Public domain when appropriate
General Data Protection Regulations
Borough Green Parish Council only holds two types of personal data, and that is only held as hard copy in the Clerk's files:
1. Staff Employment contracts, records and salary details.
2. Rental details of small parcels of recreation ground land.
A Parish Council is not obliged to retain a Data Protection Officer, and as we hold no personal
data in need of protection
As we do not hold any other "personal data", there is no risk to us or the Parish Council using personal email addresses and devices, but we are setting up boroughgreen.gov.uk email addresses.
The Parish Council could not justify spending money on personal computers, and decided that Councillors needed to sign a GDPR DECLARATION confirming that they understand that any Council Data on personal devices is subject to Freedom of Information requests, and all such data must be deleted when they leave the Council.
The main Parish Council website is now hosted by Wix in the UK, which is fully compliant with all UK Law regarding GDPR, Disabled Accessibility and Transparency.
All Parish Councillors have a boroughgreen.gov.uk email address for official communications.
Freedom of Information.
Apart from any confidential information as listed above, all the Parish Council records are open for inspection by the public, and are recorded in full on the websites. Any specific query should be addressed to email@example.com.
The Parish Council holds to the principle that all records are accessible to public scrutiny except where forbidden by other rules, and we hold to that principle