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Data Controller and Purpose

The information you provide will be used by the London Borough of Tower Hamlets’ Public Realm, to process your request. The service is provided jointly with the council’s waste and cleansing contractor “Veolia” under the statutory responsibility the council holds to collect and manage waste within the borough and Tower Hamlets Council is the Data Controller.

We have received your requests which may be accompanied with personal information such as name, address and contact details from your use of our waste collection service and will use this for data processing which will allow us to make improvements.

We process your data in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and if you have any concerns the council’s Data Protection Officer can be contacted on DPO@towerhamlets.gov.uk.

Condition for Processing Personal Data

It is necessary for us to process your personal data (name and contact details), under the GDPR as a task carried out in the public interest / for the performance of a contract / for compliance with a legal obligation/with consent], and more personal data (health, personal and household circumstances) as necessary for (substantial public interest reasons / preventative or occupational medicine / public health).

A delay in you providing the information requested may result in a delay in providing appropriate services.

How long do we keep your information?

We will only hold your information for as long as is required by law and to provide you with the necessary services. This is likely to be for seven years after the case is closed. For further details, you can view our Retention Schedule.

We may also anonymise some personal data you provide to us to ensure that you cannot be identified and use this for statistical analysis of data to allow the council to effectively target and plan the provision of services.

Information sharing

Your personal information may be shared with internal departments or with external partners and agencies involved in delivering services on our behalf. As stated above this will include some personal information such as names and contact details if necessary to your request. The council has a duty to protect public funds and may use personal information and data-matching techniques to detect and prevent fraud, and ensure public money is targeted and spent in the most appropriate and cost effective way. Information may be shared with internal services and external bodies like the Audit Commission, Department for Work and Pensions, other local authorities, HM Revenue and Customs, and the Police. This activity is carried out under social protection law.

We have a duty to improve the health of the population we serve. To help with this, we use data and information from a range of sources including hospitals to understand more about the nature and causes of disease and ill-health in the area. This data would normally be anonymised and never used to make decisions on a specific individual or family.

Your rights

You can find out more about your rights on our Data Protection page and how to complain to the Information Commissioner.

Answer:

Data Controller and Purpose

The information you provide will be used by the London Borough of Tower Hamlets’ communications service to process your personal data in order to send you information about the council and its services. The information may be sent via email or text message.

The service is provided jointly with Granicus under the council’s instruction and Tower Hamlets Council is the data controller.

We have personal data from you, which may include your name, age, address and contact details and. We will use this to provide you with the latest council news, as well as offers and competitions and other information about what is happening in the borough, in accordance with your expressed preferences.

We process your data in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). If you have any concerns the council’s data protection officer can be contacted on DPO@towerhamlets.gov.uk.

Condition For processing personal data

With your consent, it is necessary for us to process your personal data, which may include your name, address, contact details, under the GDPR. 

A delay in you providing the information requested may result in a delay in providing appropriate services. 

How long do we keep your information?

We will only hold your information for as long as you subscribe to our services. You can unsubscribe at any time.

We may also anonymise some personal data you provide to us to ensure that you cannot be identified and use this for statistical analysis of data to allow the council to effectively target and plan the provision of services.

Information sharing

Your data will be shared with Granicus, in order to send you the information you have chosen to receive. We will never share it with any other organisation.

The council has a duty to protect public funds and may use personal information and data-matching techniques to detect and prevent fraud, and ensure public money is targeted and spent in the most appropriate and cost-effective way. Information may be shared with internal services and external bodies like the Audit Commission, Department for Work and Pensions, other local authorities, HM Revenue and Customs, and the Police. This activity is carried out under social protection law. 

We have a duty to improve the health of the population we serve. To help with this, we use data and information from a range of sources including hospitals to understand more about the nature and causes of disease and ill-health in the area. This data would normally be anonymised and never used to make decisions on a specific individual or family. 

Data Transfer to non EEA territory

We will not transfer your data outside of the EEA.

Automated decision making and profiling

No automated decision making or profiling will be carried out using your data.

Your rights

You can find out more about your rights on our Data Protection page and this includes details of your rights about automated decisions, such as the ranking of Housing Applications, and how to complain to the Information Commissioner. 

Answer:

Data Controller and Purpose

The information you provide will be used by the London Borough of Tower Hamlets’ Environmental Health and Trading Standards Service, to process your complaint/objection/application.

Tower Hamlets Council is the Data Controller.

We process your data in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and if you have any concerns the council’s Data Protection Officer can be contacted on DPO@towerhamlets.gov.uk.

Condition for processing personal data

It is necessary for us to process your personal data (name, address, contact details), as a task carried out in the public interest, and more personal data such as health, personal and household circumstances as necessary for substantial public interest reasons, to assess and prioritise in compliance with a legal obligation or social protection law.

A delay in you providing the information requested may result in a delay in providing appropriate services.

How long do we keep your information?

We will only hold your information for as long as is required by law and to provide you with the necessary services. This is likely to be for six years after the case is closed. For further details you can view our Retention Schedule.

We may also anonymise some personal data you provide to us to ensure that you cannot be identified and use this for statistical analysis of data to allow the council to effectively target and plan the provision of services.

Information sharing

Your personal information may be shared with internal departments or with external partners and agencies involved in delivering services on our behalf.

The council has a duty to protect public funds and may use personal information and data-matching techniques to detect and prevent fraud, and ensure public money is targeted and spent in the most appropriate and cost-effective way. Information may be shared with internal services and external bodies like the Audit Commission, Department for Work and Pensions, other local authorities, HM Revenue and Customs, and the Police.

This activity is carried out under Article 9(2)(b) of the GDPR, under social protection law.

We have a duty to improve the health of the population we serve. To help with this, we use data and information from a range of sources including hospitals to understand more about the nature and causes of disease and ill-health in the area. This data would normally be anonymised and never used to make decisions on a specific individual or family.

We will not transfer your data to non EEA territory and there are no automated decisions made with your data.

Your Rights

You can find out more about your rights on our Data Protection page and how to complain to the Information Commissioner.

Answer:

Election of a Borough Councillor for the Lansbury Ward of London Borough of Tower Hamlets on Thursday 7 February 2019.

View the Notice of election agents' names and offices.

 

Answer:

Data Controller and Purpose

This privacy notice applies to you ("the service user") and the London Borough of Tower Hamlets ("the council"). The council takes the privacy of your information very seriously. This privacy notice applies to the council’s use of any and all of the data provided by you or collected by the council in relation to your use of this service. It is important that you understand that sometimes we will need to share your data with other agencies where necessary or appropriate and by engaging with our service you understand that your data may be shared.

The information you provide will be used by the London Borough of Tower Hamlets’ Youth Service, to process your Personal data and Special category data.

London Borough of Tower Hamlets will provide services internally, except in the instances where organisations provide services (such as schools/Health and voluntary sector) where this will be a joint service.

We will store your personal and special category data in the Local Authority’s Integrated Youth Support Service (IYSS) database for planning and decision making in line with the Youth Service values.

We process your data in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and if you have any concerns the Council’s Data Protection Officer can be contacted on DPO@towerhamlets.gov.uk.

Condition for processing personal data

It is necessary for us to lawfully process your personal data such as name, address, contact details, under GDPR

Article 6

- 6(1)(a) consent
- 6(1)(b) performance of a contract
- 6(1)(c) compliance with a legal obligation
- 6(1)(e) task in the public interest or official authority vested in the controller

And more personal data such as health, personal and household circumstances and Special Category Data under GDPR.

Article 9

- 9(2)(b) employment, social security or social protection law, collective agreement.
- 9(2)(j) archiving in the public interest, or scientific and historical research purposes or statistical purposes.

Additional legislation that apply:

  1. Children Act 1989,
  2. Section 17 of the Children Act 1989.
  3. Section 11.1, Pre-birth ‘Good Practice Steps’
  4. Section 47 of the Children Act 1989
  5. Section 20 of the Children Act 1989
  6. The Education Act 1996
  7. The Education Act 2002

A delay in you providing the information requested may result in a delay in providing appropriate services.

How long do we keep your information?

We will only hold your information for as long as is required by law and to provide you with the necessary services. The information will be stored until the data subject reaches the age of 19 years or 25 years if Special Education Needs and / or Disability are identified. For further details, you can view our retention schedule.

We may also anonymise some personal data you provide to us to ensure that you cannot be identified and use this for statistical analysis of data to allow the Council to effectively target and plan the provision of services.

Information sharing

Your personal information may be shared with internal departments or with external partners and agencies involved in delivering services on our behalf.
As stated above; this will include Ofsted, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, external education settings such as schools, Health organisations and services provided by the Voluntary Sector.

The council has a duty to protect public funds and may use personal information and data-matching techniques to detect and prevent fraud, and ensure public money is targeted and spent in the most appropriate and cost-effective way. Information may be shared with internal services and external bodies like the Audit Commission, Department for Work and Pensions, other local authorities, HM Revenue and Customs, and the Police. This activity is carried out under Article 9(2)(b) of the GDPR, under social protection law.

We have a duty to improve the health of the population we serve. To help with this, we use data and information from a range of sources including hospitals to understand more about the nature and causes of disease and ill-health in the area. This data would normally be anonymised and never used to make decisions on a specific individual or family.

Automated decision making and profiling

The service will process some of the data electronically and may therefore make automated decisions on your case. You can ask for this to be explained to you, please see the ‘your rights’ link below. We may also to some degree use the data to build a profile for you regarding service provision and priority.

Your rights

You can find out more about your rights on our Data Protection page and this includes details of your rights about automated decisions, such as the ranking of Housing Applications, and how to complain to the Information Commissioner.

Answer:

Data Controller and purpose

This privacy notice applies to you ("the service user") and the London Borough of Tower Hamlets (“the council”).  The council takes the privacy of your information very seriously. This privacy notice applies to the council’s use of any and all of the data provided by you or collected by the council in relation to your use of this service.  It is important that you understand that sometimes we will need to share your data with other agencies where necessary or appropriate and by engaging with our service you understand that that your data may be shared.

The information you provide will be used by the London Borough of Tower Hamlets’ Early Help Service, to process your Personal data and Special category data. London Borough of Tower Hamlets will provide services internally, except in the instances where organisations provide services (such as schools/Health and voluntary sector) where this will be a joint service.

We will store your personal and special category data from the Local Authority’s Early Help Assessment system (eEHA) for planning and decision making in line with the Supporting Stronger Families (SSF) programme, to provide you with appropriate Early Help support.

We process your data in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and if you have any concerns the Council’s Data Protection Officer can be contacted on DPO@towerhamlets.gov.uk.

Condition for processing personal data

It is necessary for us to lawfully process your personal data such as name, address, contact details, under GDPR Article 6: 

  1. 6(1)(a) consent
  2. 6(1)(b)performance of a contract
  3. 6(1)(c) compliance with a legal obligation
  4. 6(1)(e) task in the public interest or official authority vested in the controller.

 And more personal data such as health, personal and household circumstances and Special Category Data under GDPR Article 9:

  1. 9(2)(b) employment, social security or social protection law, collective agreement.
  2. 9(2)(j) archiving in the public interest, or scientific and historical research purposes or statistical purposes.

Additional legislation that apply:

  1. Children Act 1989
  2. Section 17 of the Children Act 1989.
  3. Section 11.1, Pre-birth ‘Good Practice Steps’
  4. Section 47 of the Children Act 1989
  5. Section 20 of the Children Act 1989
  6. Digital Economy Act 2017
  7. The Education Act 1996
  8. The Education Act 2002

A delay in you providing the information requested may result in a delay in providing appropriate services. 

How long do we keep your information?

We will only hold your information for as long as is required by law and to provide you with the necessary services. The information will be stored until the data subject reaches the age of 19 years or 25 years if Special Education Needs and / or Disability are identified. For further details, you can view our retention schedule.

We may also anonymise some personal data you provide to us to ensure that you cannot be identified and use this for statistical analysis of data to allow the Council to effectively target and plan the provision of services. 

Information sharing

Your personal information may be shared with internal departments or with external partners and agencies involved in delivering services on our behalf. As stated above; this will include Ofsted, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, external education settings such as schools, Health organisations and services provided by the Voluntary Sector.

The council has a duty to protect public funds and may use personal information and data-matching techniques to detect and prevent fraud, and ensure public money is targeted and spent in the most appropriate and cost-effective way. Information may be shared with internal services and external bodies like the Audit Commission, Department for Work and Pensions, other local authorities, HM Revenue and Customs, and the Police. This activity is carried out under Article 9(2)(b) of the GDPR, under social protection law.

We have a duty to improve the health of the population we serve. To help with this, we use data and information from a range of sources including hospitals to understand more about the nature and causes of disease and ill-health in the area. This data would normally be anonymised and never used to make decisions on a specific individual or family.

Automated decision making and profiling

The service will process some of the data electronically and may therefore make automated decisions on your case. You can ask for this to be explained to you, please see the ‘your rights’ link below. We may also to some degree use the data to build a profile for you regarding service provision and priority.

Your rights

You can find out more about your rights on our data protection page and this includes details of your rights about automated decisions, such as the ranking of Housing Applications, and how to complain to the Information Commissioner.  

Answer:

Data Controller and purpose

The information you provide will be used by the London Borough of Tower Hamlets Outdoor Education Team to process your data in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and if you have any concerns the council’s Data Protection Officer can be contacted on DPO@towerhamlets.gov.uk.

Who we are

We are Tower Hamlets Outdoor Education Team, a council service based at the Urban Adventure Base (150 Burdett Road, Mile End Park, E3 4JT) which provides positive and adventurous activities and accredited programmes to local young people, adults and organisations. The team manage the operating licence for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award in the borough.

Condition for processing personal data

It is necessary for us to process your personal data under the GDPR as a task carried out in the public interest with consent. For participants we collect contact and some statistical information to ensure we are fulfilling our community purpose as a local authority and obligations under the Equality Act 2010.

Data Protection Law recognises that some categories of personal information are more sensitive than others. The sensitive personal information we collect includes ethnicity, date of birth, health conditions, required medication and details of any safeguarding concerns that are reported to us. We collect this data to ensure that all participants are safe and protected whilst on our programmes, including health conditions and medication. Enable us to understand who we are working with.

We will share you data with other council departments and our partners as appropriate. However, we will not pass on your details to anyone else without your express permission except in exceptional circumstances. Examples of this might include anyone reporting serious self-harm or posing a threat to others or children contacting us and sharing serious issues such as physical abuse or exploitation.

Participant information, group consent and health conditions will be gained from attending organisations such as schools and voluntary organisations operating in partnership, delivering  activities as part of the Outdoor Education Team programmes, along with information such as name, age and post code for statistical and monitoring purposes.

When collecting information for people under the age of 18 we will always gain parental or legal guardian consent for participation in the team’s programmes.

We will disclose your personal information to third parties, the court service and/or regulators or law enforcement agencies in connection with proceedings or investigations.

We collect personal information concerning our own staff and volunteers as part of the administration, management and promotion of activities.

We have security measures in place at the Urban Adventure Base and Urban Gym including CCTV. There are signs showing CCTV is in operation. The images captured are securely stored and only accessed by approved staff (e.g. to review an incident). CCTV recordings are automatically overwritten after a short period of time unless an issue is identified that requires investigation.

How long do we keep your information?

We will only hold your information for as long as is required by law and to provide you with the necessary services. This is likely to be for 7 years after the case is closed. For further details, you can view our Retention Schedule.

We may also anonymise some personal data you provide to us to ensure that you cannot be identified and use this for statistical analysis of data to allow the Council to effectively target and plan the provision of services.

Information sharing

Your personal information may be shared with internal departments or with external partners and agencies involved in delivering services on our behalf.

With consent your information may be processed and shared with the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) in order to take part in their programme. This is based on Tower Hamlets obligations as a Licensed Organisation with the DofE Charity and may include information related to staff, leaders and professionals who are delivering the programme within their organisations. Information related to staff delivering a DofE may be held for communication and risk management purposes with aspects of the programme such as the management of DofE Expeditions. Tower Hamlets Council do not manage or have responsibility for DofE’s online management system eDofE, following consent to take part in the programme your information on the system (eDofE) is the responsibility of the DofE Charity as a Data Controller.

View the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Privacy Statement.

The council has a duty to protect public funds and may use personal information and data-matching techniques to detect and prevent fraud, and ensure public money is targeted and spent in the most appropriate and cost-effective way. Information may be shared with internal services and external bodies like the Audit Commission, Department for Work and Pensions, other local authorities, HM Revenue and Customs, and the Police. This activity is carried out under social protection law. 

Your rights

You can find out more about your rights on our Data protection page which includes details of your rights to access, to be forgotten, and how to complain to the Data Protection Officer and Information Commissioner.

Answer:

The local authority has a statutory duty to ensure all pupils have access to a high quality school place, but falling school rolls and budget pressures could affect the sustainability of schools and their ability to maintain high standards.

Tower Hamlets has experienced a great deal of demographic change in recent years which has meant that primary school rolls have not grown as quickly as the population. Young families are increasingly moving out of the borough and birth rates are falling. This has resulted in a surplus of primary school places overall. In 2017/18, one in ten of the borough’s Reception places went unfilled.

However, there is a stark contrast between the situation in the West and the East of the borough. Whilst areas in the West have seen falls in the demand for primary school places, areas in the East have seen increases. Projections indicate that this situation will worsen over the coming decade.

At the same time, schools are experiencing pressure on their budgets because of changes to the National Funding Formula. This worsens when schools have unfilled places and schools with high levels of surplus face significant financial challenges.

The local authority is therefore undertaking a review of primary school places to maximise the potential of the borough’s high-quality primary schools and to ensure that:

  • schools are able to maintain and improve the quality of education
  • all children have access to the right school place at the right time
  • parents in all areas of the borough continue to be offered a choice of provision
  • schools are working together in collaboration, not competition and 
  • public resources are used efficiently and effectively.
Answer:

16 primary schools in the Bethnal Green, Stepney and Wapping catchment areas have been identified as in scope of the review, but no decisions have been made about the future of any of these schools. The local authority, through an independent consultant, is working together with these schools to develop proposals for how school organisation may change. Some ideas have been put forward for partnerships with other schools not ‘in scope’ (for example, secondary schools) and these schools are also being involved in this work. These proposals may include hard federations, amalgamations and school relocations. More detail about each of these three options will follow. No changes will be implemented before the 2020/21 school year.

The review will not affect the organisation of schools in the east of the borough or schools in the west of the borough that are not in scope of the review, unless these schools have asked and/or agreed to be included. However, the primary purpose of the review will be to address the number of surplus places in the west of the borough.

Answer:
It is important that all stakeholders have an opportunity to fully consider the proposals, ask questions, share their views and raise any concerns they may have.

The intention is to consult with headteachers early in the Summer term. After this, there will be individual consultations for each school (or group of schools) where changes are being proposed. Separate events will be held at the school for staff and parents.

Once this first round of consultation is completed, the resulting proposals will be presented to Cabinet in Autumn 2019 with a recommendation to formally consult. If agreed, the statutory public consultation would commence soon after and would include further events, meetings with the wider community, and a survey.

The results from these consultations would be reported back to Cabinet with final recommendations. Cabinet will make the final decision on the proposals.

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