Legal is managed by Newham Council's central communications team on behalf of our Local Strategic Partners.

The Council owns the copyright in most of the materials on this website (Copyright © Newham Council 1997 - 2012) unless otherwise stated.

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  • Under 250 words are used or extracted from an article
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Data Protection Statement

The Data Controller is the London Borough of Newham and we are responsible for the collection and processing of your personal information. Processing includes the organisation, retrieval, consultation, use and deletion or destruction of information and its disclosure to other agencies. A full list of what information we control and process and for what purposes is set out in the Council's data protection notifications filed annually with the Information Commissioner. The information you provide will be processed mainly in connection with the administration of run by the London Borough of Newham. All information collected will be processed and held securely under the principles of the Data Protection Act 1998. For further information on data protection, the Council's use of information sharing, please contact the Information Governance Team on 020 8430 2000 or


We only retain data for so long as it is relevant.

Abuse and Harassment Statement

Newham Council has clear principles we aspire to which are defined through our shared values. These include valuing our colleagues, working with honesty and integrity and engaging with and valuing our community. The council will not tolerate abusive or harassing behaviour directed at our staff. Using the council's intranet or the internet to send abusive or threatening messages is clearly unacceptable.

Our Legal Obligation

The council has statutory duties:

  • To act in accordance with the European Convention of Human Rights [Human Rights Act 1998, particularly Article 8 and 14]
  • To provide for the well being of its citizen [Local Government Act 2000]
  • To do all it reasonably can to prevent crime and disorder [Crime and Disorder Act 1998]
  • To eliminate unlawful discrimination and to promote equality of opportunity [Race Relations [Race Relations Amendment] Act 2000], Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (as amended) and Equalities Act 2006].
  • To look after the welfare of its staff in accordance with Health and Safety laws.

Our Action

Anyone experiencing harassment or abuse should be supported and protected from further abuse. We will therefore record and investigate any incidents from the Internet, email or any other electronic system and where appropriate take action, which may include, covert or overt monitoring, blocking, removal of any potentially offensive material, disciplinary action, injunctive action by the council and reporting the matter to the police.

Service availability

While we shall endeavour to make this site available at all times, we will not be liable if, for any reason, the site is unavailable for any period of time. Access to this site may be suspended at any time without prior notice being given.


Information Governance Team

Tel: 020 8430 2000