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How we use the information we collect about you

We process personal information to enable us to provide a range of government services to

local people and businesses which include:

  • Maintaining our own accounts and records
  • Promoting the services we provide
  • Marketing our local tourism
  • Carrying out health and public awareness campaigns
  • Managing our property
  • Providing leisure and cultural services
  • Provision of education
  • Carrying out surveys
  • Administering the assessment and collection of taxes and other revenue including benefits and grants
  • Licensing and regulatory activities
  • Local fraud initiatives
  • The provision of social services for all ages
  • Fostering and adoption
  • Crime prevention and prosecution of offenders including the use of CCTV & Mobile Cameras
  • Corporate administration and all activities we are required to carry out as a data controller and public authority
  • Undertaking research
  • The provision of all commercial services including the administration and enforcement of parking regulations and restrictions
  • The provision of all non-commercial activities including refuse collections from residential properties
  • Internal financial support and corporate functions
  • Managing archived records for historical and research reasons
  • Data matching under local and national fraud initiatives
  • Administration of welfare and other benefits
  • Debt collection including council tax, non-domestic rates and other sundry debts
  • Management of children and young people subject to an offending prevention programme
  • Protection of public health
  • Housing
  • Planning including applications and decisions, building control, local plans and conservation
  • Administration and maintenance of highways
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