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Jubilee Celebration Picnic
Well, it didn't rain and the Jubilee celebration was just lovely. Many of you were there and saw how many people contributed to making it such an enjoyable afternoon. I am going to write to all the wonderful [a much overused word, I know but literally so here] people who made it such a success when I have finished this email. To mention individuals would mean a very long email but I think that you should know who was in the organising group that has been meeting since February to plan the event. They were Richard Norman, Felicity Tasker, Sue Pratt, Linda Pritchard, Rev Maddy and Shirley Haggar and I must mention Derek Butler who organised the exhibition in the church hall with help from Sue Pratt, Angela Doe and Libby Nichols.
Here's some views of the day.
     - Pauline
Jubilee picnic
Daffodils and of the Almshouses Gardens
Recently there was a chance to visit the gardens of the new almshouses. These are situated behind the original ones and the residents kindly agreed to welcome members to have a look at what, to most of us, is a hidden garden. Before that there was a chance to enjoy the daffodils around St.Stephen's, often the first sign that spring is not too far away and more welcome than ever this year.
Artists' & Writers' pages
policy We know from the Arts and Crafts Fairs that we have many talented people in St. Stephen’s and latest ventures on this website are to offer a platforms where residents can share information about their arts and crafts with their neighbours. Firstly we bought you a page for jewellers, quilters, wood turners, basket makers and any other types of artist and now to this we have added a page for writers, of poems and short stories.

Follow these links to see more : Artists' page and the Writers' page.
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.
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.
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.