We really want to keep in touch with you so that we can involve you in the development of the orchard. We also need to be able to ask our volunteers to help.
But on the 25th of  May the law on data privacy is going to change. This means that we are going to have to make sure that you really do want to receive the e-mails and news that we send you.

The new law is called the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) – you have probably already had quite a few messages about it.

What is GDPR?

GDPR is a piece of legislation which builds on the Data Protection Act, 1998 (DPA). It relates to personal data concerning identifiable, living individuals. The eight principles of the DPA remain the same  but the GDPR gives individuals a greater level of control over how their data is managed and requires organisations which hold personal data to explain and justify how this is done. The shift is to greater transparency and accountability.

Under GDPR an organisation needs to be able to demonstrate why it collects personal data and what it is used for.  They must be able to show the individual whose data they hold has clearly given his or her consent. Consent can be withdrawn at any time. Subjects have the ‘right to be forgotten’.

Confirm your Permission

To comply with the law you we need you to confirm that we still have permission to keep and use your contact details.  Therefore we are asking you to complete the form on line at:

If you do not reply we are required to remove your contact details from our list and you will not receive any more updates or information from us.  Can I therefore encourage you to read our privacy policy and to fill in the form giving the contact details you wish us to have?  We will only use this information to contact you about our progress and to give advance notice of events at the orchard.  We also need permission from our volunteers to inform them of organised work sessions.  This information will not be shared with third parties.