Thursley Fire Awareness Day - Sunday 2nd June 2019
Surrey Fire & Rescue Service will be in attendance on the recreation ground on Sunday 2nd June from 11.00 am to raise fire awareness. Please come along and take the opportunity to see the fire service vehicles and meet the volunteers who work hard to maintain the common free from fire.
Thursley Annual Assembly Meeting - 25th April 2019
The Chairman's Update presentation is available here.
Thursley Welcome Pack
The Thursley Welcome Pack for new residents can be accessed here.
Surrey Fire and Rescue Consultation
On 4th March 2019 a 12-week public consultation started about Surrey’s fire and rescue service. Outlined in the Fire Authority’s ‘Making Surrey Safer plan’, are the following three proposals for change:
- Spending more time on community and business safety to help prevent emergencies occurring in the first place. When firefighters and fire engines aren’t needed at 999 calls, we will be undertaking more community safety work. Much of this is done during the day when people are at school, work, home and most active in the community, some of this would also be done during night shifts.
- Maintaining the number of fire stations in Surrey and changing how some of them are crewed. Independently verified risk-analysis shows that we need 20 fire engines during the day and 16 at night to keep Surrey safe. Our proposal would mean we have more fire engines than we need - this additional capacity allows extra resilience for larger and longer emergencies as well as training and practice in the increasing variety of emergencies firefighters now respond to.
- Recovering costs from some non-emergencies to re-invest in SFRS. We are looking at charging for some 999 calls such as false reports of fire and animal rescues, to re-invest into our service.
The proposals are explained in detail in the draft plan and summary document available at www.surrey-fire.gov.uk. I would welcome your views on the consultation via our online survey which runs until 26 May 2019.
Parish Council Email Privacy Notice
When handling any personal information, Thursley Parish Council will take all necessary steps to comply with the Data Protection Act 1998 (as modified by the General Data Protection Regulations 2018) and relevant subordinate legislation. When you supply any personal information to us we will meet our legal obligations to you in the way that we deal with that information.
In accordance with the Data Protection Principles we will collect personal information fairly and to let you know how we will use it and whether we will pass the information onto anyone else. We will comply with the Principles by ensuring that:
- all personal information supplied to us is held securely
- information will be held only as long as necessary for our services
- we use up to date industry procedures to keep personal data as safe and secure as possible against loss, unauthorised disclosure or access
The only personal data we hold is collected when users elect to provide their name and email address to us. This information will only be used for communicating with you in relation to a matter raised by you, for the communication of Parish Council business, or such information that we deem appropriate to pass on.
The Council will regard it as normal processing to share communications internally between staff and current Parish Councillor to ensure that any issue raised is properly dealt with.
We will not pass on any personal information you have given us to anyone else including agencies or third parties. Specific personal information may be released where we are legally required to do so.
You may have your details added or removed from the Parish Council database at any time by contacting the Clerk on 01252 703201 or via email: Thursley_pc@btinternet.com.
Hankley Common Activity
The MOD 24 Hour Ops Room which covers the whole of the South East is 01420 483405. This is the number which you should have no hesitation using if out and about on Hankley and you encounter anything suspicious or untoward.
Waverley Housing Department Information
Please find attached new map illustrating Waverley Borough Councils current Housing Service’s Rent Account Officers and Tenancy and Estates Officers by area. The Rent Accounts Team – are responsible for charging and collecting rent and service charges. The Tenancy and Estates Team - ensure tenancy conditions are met, supporting tenants and delivering community development opportunities and are likely to be your first port of call when seeking advice. The map is available here.
Housing Needs Survey Report
The Housing Needs Survey report which was undertaken by Surrey Community Action and presented at the Annual Assembly meeting is available here.
Jacqueline Chrismas and Alan Johnson are the new Neighbourhood Watch Coordinators in Thursley. If you would like to receive updates and information from them, please email them and request that you be added to the Neighbourhood Watch Communication list: firstname.lastname@example.org.
SSE Priority Services Register
We all rely on electricity in our daily lives, but for some a power cut can be particularly distressing and difficult. SSE offer extra help and priority treatment during a power cut to vulnerable residents. All their priority services are free.
You are eligible to join our Priority Services Register if you:
a) Are dependent on electricity for home medical care,for example a kidneydialysis machine.
b) Have a chronic illness or short term medical condition; for example you are recovering from a major operation.
c) Are disabled.
d) Have special communication needs; for example because you are blind, partially sighted, deaf or hard of hearing.
e) Have a young baby.
f) Receive a state pension.
If you would like to register for the service or know of someone who is eligible, please find more information available here.