Privacy notice – licensing and environmental protection

North Somerset Council is registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office for the purposes of processing personal data. We commission the following organisations that deliver some services on behalf of North Somerset Council but only in relation to the administration of the statutory duties detailed below.

Whitehouse Kennels and Cattery, North Road, Eastertown, Lympsham, Weston-super-Mare, BS24 0HS
tel: 01934 750 352

The Elms Funeral Directors, 50, Baker Street, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 3AG
tel: 01934 616 006

Advanced Motoring Services, Unit 6, Knightcott Industrial Estate, Banwell, Weston-super-Mare, BS29 6JN
tel: 01934 824 551 or 01934 824 396

Dignity, Weston-super-Mare Crematorium and Cemetery, Ebdon Road, Worle, Weston-super-Mare, BS22 9NY
tel: 01934 510 608

The information you provide will be held and used in accordance with the requirements of UK and European data protection law. The information will form part of your environmental protection and licensing case file and will be kept for six years from creation, or expiry date of licence.

Unless otherwise agreed with you, we will only collect the minimum personal data required to deliver the service, which includes name/address/contact details along with any financial information you provide relating to services requiring payment.

We consider the processing of the personal data to be lawful in accordance with Article 6(1)(c) and 6(1)(e) of the European General Data Protection Regulation, in order to fulfil our statutory duties under the Animal Boarding Establishments Act  1963, Animal Health Act 1981, Animal Welfare Act 2006, Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2003, Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014, Breeding of Dogs Acts 1973 and 1991, Building Act 1984, Charities Act 1992, Cinemas Act 1985, Clean Air Act 1993, Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005, Control of Pollution Act 1974, Control of Pollution (Amendment) Act 1989, Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001 – Parts 1 and 2, Dangerous Dogs Acts 1989 & 1991, Dangerous Dogs (Amendment) Act 1997, Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976, Dogs Acts 1871 and 1906, Dogs (Amendments) Act 1928, Dogs (Protection of Livestock) Act 1953, Environment Act 1995, Environmental Protection Act 1990, Equality Act 2010, Food Safety Act 1990, Gambling Act 2005, Game Act 1831, Game Licences Act 1860, Guard Dogs Act 1975, Health Act 2006, Health & Safety at Work etc Act 1974, Highways Act 1980, House to House Collections Act 1939, Licensing Act 2003, Local Government Act 1972, Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions)  Acts 1976 & 1982, Noise Act 1996, Noise and Statutory Nuisance Act 1993, Offices, Shops & Railway Premises Act 1963, Pet Animals Act 1951, Police, Factories etc (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1916, Pollution Prevention and Control Act 1999, Prevention of Damage by Pests Act 1949, Private Security Industry Act 2001, Public Health Act 1861, 1875, 1925, 1936 & 1961, Public Health Amendment Act 1907, Public Health (Control of Diseases) Act 1984, Refuse Disposal (Amenity) Act 1978, Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, Riding Establishments Acts 1964 & 1970, Road Traffic Regulations Act 1984, Road Traffic Act 1988. Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013, Sunday Trading Act 1994, Theatres Acts 1968, Town Police Clauses Act 1847, Traffic Management Act 2004, Transport Act 1985, Vehicles (Crime) Act 2001, Water Industry Act 1991.

We will not use your personal information in a way that may cause you unwarranted nuisance. Failure to provide the information could result in your service request not being processed and in certain circumstances could constitute an offence.

The information provided may be shared with the police, other local authorities, fire brigade, NHS partners including the ambulance service, safeguarding boards, Department of Environment Food and Rural Affairs, Health and Safety Executive, HM Revenue and Customs, Department of Transport, Department for Work and Pensions, Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency, Vehicle Operators and Services Agency, UK Border Agency, Gambling Commission, Home Office, English Nature, Natural England, Wessex Water, Bristol Water, Environment Agency, Coastguard and Maritime Agency, Home Office, Oil and Pipelines Agency, Civil Aviation Authority, county or civil courts, intellectual property holders or expert witnesses, who have demonstrated that they have a lawful and legitimate interest in the information, for the purposes of investigations into criminal activity. Your data is never shared or processed outside of the UK.

We may lawfully disclose information to public sector agencies to prevent or detect fraud or other crime, or to support the national fraud initiatives and protect public funds under the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014. Under the conditions of the Digital Economy Act 2017, we may also share personal data provided to us with other public authorities as defined in the Act, for the purposes of fraud or crime detection or prevention, to recover monies owed to us, to improve public service delivery, or for statistical research.

We do not share the information with other organisations for commercial purposes.

You have the right to see the personal data we process about you, as well as the right of objection, rectification, restriction and erasure in some circumstances.

If you have any questions or concerns about the way we process your personal data, contact our Data Protection Officer at