Who we are and what we do? Click to get info
Waltham Forest is one of five boroughs, and the only one based in London, to be part of a Government pilot scheme which aims to better connect communities and improve social integration.
At the heart of our ambitious strategy for delivering this project is the opportunity to unlock the collective power of Waltham Forest’s people to build an integrated, supportive and safe community where every resident and local organisation is empowered to help make Waltham Forest a better place to live.
The Welcome Pack is a core component of the Council’s Connecting Communities delivery plan.
The purpose of the Welcome Pack, funded by MHCLG (Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government), is to welcome new residents in the borough by providing useful information about Waltham Forest and connect people with their community.
Connecting Communities Unit
Room 001, Town Hall, London Borough of Waltham Forest E17 4JF
For enquiries email: ConnectingCommunities@walthamforest.gov.uk
Information we hold about you Click to get info
The information we collect and process in relation to the Welcome Pack is your:
- e-mail address; and
- contact number.
This information is collected to enable the Connecting Communities team to deliver the Welcome Pack to you. The data collected is the minimum amount of data necessary for the distribution and evaluation of the Welcome Pack.
Why we need your information and how we use it? Click to get info
The information we collect is processed in order to deliver the Welcome Pack to you. Data is also gathered to evaluate the effectiveness and impact of the Welcome Pack and understand how we can improve it.
The Lawful basis for the processing Click to get info
The processing of the information we gather is based on your consent, which is obtained at end of the Council Tax registration.
Who your information will be shared with (if applicable) Click to get info
The information we collect will only be accessible by a limited and designated group of Council staff responsible for the delivery and evaluation of the Welcome Pack. The information we collect will not be shared externally. Anonymised/aggregated data will further be shared with our funder (the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government), for evaluation and reporting purposes.
We will never share your information with third parties for their marketing purposes without your consent. We will never sell your information to third parties.
How long we will keep your information Click to get info
We will keep the information for 1 year. Further processing for research and reporting purposes will be carried out after your data has been anonymised/aggregated.