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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
policy New regulations entitled the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into force on the 25th May 2018 require the SSRA to adopt a Data Protection Policy, a copy of which may be found via the link below, for your information.
The policy outlines what data we collect from our members (name and address together with telephone number and e-mail address if you are willing to make them available), what we do with your data and how you can exercise your data protection rights by withdrawing your consent for the retention of all or any part of the data that SSRA holds . We do not share your data with anyone else and will not use it for any other purpose without the express permission of the member concerned. All of our e-mails are bcc'd so that e-mail addresses of recipients are hidden and you can ask to be removed from the e-mail distribution list at any time by contacting our new Data Protection Officer, Pauline Walters who is also the SSRA Membership Secretary.
If any member resigns from SSRA or requests that data be removed, the SSRA Data Protection officer will be responsible for ensuring the removal of all relevant personal data from all databases held by SSRA. If you have any questions regarding our policy, please ask either Jennifer or our new Data Protection Officer, Pauline.

Follow this link for the full GDPR document : GDPR Data Protection Policy.
The Association Lend and Borrow Scheme

Members often find that they need the use of a large item for a short time and it seems a waste to buy something that you will only need for a few days. Thus, ‘Lend and Borrow’ is our new venture which we hope will be useful to our members.

If you have anything that you are willing to lend, please contact us via the website and it can be added to the list in the ‘Groups’ section of the site, via this link >>>
Great British Spring Clean Litter Pick in the press

The fine efforts of residents across the city, including our own group in St.Stephen's, in contributing to the Great British Spring Clean made a spread in the following week's Canterbury Times, (below).
Click on the image for a larger scan of the article.
Canterbury Times
Canterbury then and now
Thanks to The KCC & Mapping Kent and the National Library of Scotland you can now compare how Canterbury looked from the air in 1946, on a number of old maps and from satellite. Check out the links on our History page to explore.
St Stephen's three ways
Age UK Canterbury’s new Computer Tutoring sessions
age uk Have you ever wondered how to do job searching? Make benefit claims? Or learn how to generally use a Computer? Then why not join Age UK Canterbury’s new Computer Tutoring sessions called ‘Senior Surfers’.
This new service is committed to providing high quality one-to-one tutor sessions tailored especially for individual customers over the age of 50.

Find out more on our new dedicated Age UK Canterbury page.
Kingsmead Field Town Green !
field The Friends of Kingsmead Field has recently been awarded ‘Outstanding’ in the RHS ‘It’s Your Neighbourhood’ (IYN) competition. ‘Outstanding’ is the highest category in the IYN scheme so it is a real achievement to have gained such recognition. We scored particularly highly on community involvement, so we would like to thank you for all your support and involvement. Congratulations also to St Stephen’s Residents Association, Market Way Area Residents Association, Love Hambrook Marshes and Tyler Close Neighbourhood Group who also did extremely well in the IYN awards.

Check out the Friends of Kingsmead Field website : here.

If there is a problem with . . . .
Potholes, Broken pavements, Street lights or Overhanging branches/shrubs :
Phone : 03000 41 91 91 or If it is an emergency, Call : 03000 41 81 81
Or you can go online at Kent County Council’s website
In case of evidence of anti-social behaviour/drug use etc., please see the Neighbourhood Watch area of the site.
Canterbury remembered facebook page
You may not yet know about the Canterbury Remembered Facebook page, which is full of photos and chat about the city, Click here.
Also the Canterbury Historical and Archaeological Society website which is brilliant [I'm not biased, even if I (Pauline Walters) am the current Chair!], Click here and you are guaranteed to spend far too much time on the link.