Sign on to your community
Protecting your privacy
Ours is such a small community that, in the past, we have tended to operate fairly informally, with various people keeping lists of names and contact details for various different purposes. We didn't need to tell you what we were going to do with the information or even get your permission to add you to the list.
Under the new "General data protection regulations" (GDPR), that's all changed. Now, we have to have specific permission to add you to each list, tell you what we use it for and how long we will keep your information on it. It should improve your privacy but it does mean a lot of organisations will be asking you for permission to keep you on their lists.
Making it easy for you
We'd like to make this as easy as possible for you. You can sign up here for each list you are happy for us to add you to (or keep you on). Please fill in your name and email address and then tick the selected boxes and give any further information beside it. Please note that, even if you are on a list – eg the First Friday list – we need you to give us permission to keep you on it.
In each case, we will keep your details on the list only while it is still being used for that purpose – eg we will delete all names from the First Friday booking list after sending the numbers to the venue staff. We will not add names from one list to another and will never share them with anyone else without your written permission. You can ask us to remove you from any list whenever you like and we are legally obliged to do so. Our full privacy notice is on our website (see the link at the bottom of every page).
Covid 18 community self-help
With the country in "lockdown", we are doing all we can to support community self-help measures in the parish. We have added a section on the form below for residents to add themselves to our (growing) list of volunteers willing to help others during this crisis. You can also use it to let us know that you need (or think you will need) help – for example with collecting food and health essentials. You are also welcome to contact the clerk (see below) or any of the council members (see here) if you need advice or help – or if you have any suggestions for other things we could do to support our local community.
We have added a special page (here) to show links to advice that we think will be most helpful, and to give details of the services we are already offering.
News and event reminder emails
If you sign up to our news / event list, you will usually receive just one email per month reminding you to sign up for our "First Friday" informal suppers and giving you other news and dates for your diary. We won't usually send you any more messages than this, unless something unusual happens (such as a spate of local break-ins or an extra short-notice local event.
R and T News (our monthly community magazine)
The council co-operates with the next-door parish of Rogate in producing the monthly Rogate & Trotton news, trying to give residents of both parishes a summary of local and community news. Notices, articles and other news are always welcome and can be sent to the editor at this address.
The magazine is run by a small committee who look after the editing, setting, advertising, distribution and financial matters. It is self funding (mainly through advertising) and prints over 400 copies each month. The annual subscription is £5.00, and individual copies (£1.00) are available from Rogate Stores or from the churches in the parish.
To have the magazine delivered to your door each month, please fill in the details below and we will add you to the subscriber list. As with the other lists, we guarantee not to use these details for any other purpose.
Emergency & resiliency resources
There have been times when it has been much quicker (and cheaper) for us to get local volunteers to clear a fallen tree, move a pile of rubbish or even save a life with our defibrillator (in Mill Lane) than to rely only on other services. If you have training or equipment that could help in a crisis, please fill in the bottom part of the form below and we will put you on our emergency & resiliency resource list.
START Community Trust (aiming to develop affordable housing for local people)
We are also co-operating with our neighbours - in this case Rogate and Stedham - to try to develop some affordable housing that can be reserved forever for local people. START (From "Stedham, Trotton And Rogate Together") is a community land trust, owned by its local members to provide services to the local community. To join as a member (costs just £1) or to read more, please click here.