Gigaclear Update

We have just been informed by Gigaclear that they currently expect everyone in Widford to be up and running on the new network by the end of March 2018. They have not been able to provide any more detailed information on who is next in line. For specific information please phone their customer helpline on 01865 591131.

B180 Road Closure

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The B180 Hunsdon Road will be closed for resurfacing on 17th and 18th January. Also a different stretch of the Hunsdon Road will be closed from 13th January to the 16th January so the road may not be usable for the whole week.

General Data Protection Regulation

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On 25th May 2018 the Data Protection laws will be updated and we will all be subject to GDPR. Currently marketing companies consider information about each of us to be their property but under GDPR personal data will always remain the property of the subject. All organisations will have to obtain permission to use personal data and will have to take much better care of it. Any breach of security leading to loss of data will result in very serious financial penalties. Unlike the current Data Protection laws organisations will also have to take responsibility for data which is processed by all third parties, so it will not be possible to sell personal data to a marketing company based abroad thereby reducing the risk of spam and cold calls.
The current definitions of “Personal Data” and “Processing” are very wide and as a result there are potentially serious implcations for the Parish Council as well as all the other small businesses of Widford. The next few months are certainly going to be interesting.

Stop Harlow North Update

The Stop Harlow North group have responded to the Concept Development Framework recently published.

SHN response CDF v3

Parish Council Vacancy

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Unfortunately one of our councillors has resigned because of work commitments leaving a vacancy on the Parish Council and we are now looking for someone to step into the breech. Glen Parcell has been on the Parish Council for several years and will certainly be missed. For more information please speak to Jill Buck or one of the other councillors.

Notice of Vacancy – Widford Parish Council 3 May 2017