Reduced Services

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

In line with social distancing advice and to protect residents and staff the Council has taken the decision to close the Council offices to the public until further notice.

Whilst the offices are closed to visitors, you are still able to access services and information from this website 24/7.

Information and advice on coronavirus (COVID-19) and how to access Council Services during this period can be found on our  Coronavirus information page

You are invited to view and contribute to the The Mayor's Covid Record of Reflection

Privacy Policy

We comply with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998.  Sometimes, we collect personal information via the website.

We will only use your personal data for the purposes we state, such as to monitor site usage, or respond to enquiries.

We may share your details with another department in the Council, but only if we need to deal with your message.

Cookies privacy policy

By using our website, you agree to cookies being set.

How to control and delete cookies

We will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you. However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by our website, you can do this through your browser settings. Please be aware that if you restrict cookies, it may stop our website from working properly.

You can find more information about how to control and delete cookies on About Cookies.

Cookies from third party site and website widgets

We use and link to other online providers, although they are not directly affiliated with us.

For example, we advertise our Facebook pages, but we have no transactional relationship with Facebook.

From our site, you may use Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. We want you to be aware of how other providers use cookies. To find out more, you can look at:

Cookies on our website

Cookie used by Cookie name Purpose of cookie More information
Google Analytics __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmt, __utmz Google Analytics is a simple, easy-to-use tool that helps website owners measure how users interact with website content. As a user navigates between web pages, Google Analytics provides website owners JavaScript tags (libraries) to record information about the page a user has seen, for example the URL of the page. More information can be found via the Google Analytics website.
ReadSpeaker rsxt These cookies ensure better usability of the system. No other information is stored in these cookies We use cookies for storing user settings such as reading speed, type of highlighting, activation of a pop-up listen button in case users have made changes to these settings. By going into Readspeaker?s settings, you can select whether you wish to accept or decline cookies.
Remarketing Tag Google Adwords / Google Analytics Collecting pools of users who have visited certain sections our website - In this way we can use these user lists to better target our PPC activity eg if someone has been to site in past 30 days we know they are already engaged. Similarly we can target visitors to ensure we are gaining new traffic to the site.  You can delete browser history and cookies.
Website JSESSIONID Used to track user sessions.