May/June Newsletter

Hello and welcome to the May/June 2018 Newsletter.

May/June Newsletter PDF download.

We’ve all been enjoying the recent spell of sunny weather here in the Lake District.

Data Protection Statement

We collect personal data on Consent Forms prior to all courses.

Why we collect it? Thurston OEC collects the information on Consent Forms to ensure the safety and wellbeing of course participants.

Who we might share it with. We will not share the information with anyone – except medical professionals in the event of a need for treatment.

What we do with the information. The information will be securely stored at the centre during the course and afterwards will be scanned and stored on the South Tyneside Council secure servers. The information is used to help in the planning and provision of appropriate activities and locations, and for safety management.

How long we keep it. Information provided on this form will be kept for the time required by the Limitation Act 1990. (I.e. 7 years for adults, until a young person reaches the age of 25, or for 99 years in the case of Looked After Children.) The original paper copies will be destroyed at the end of the course.

How people can access their personal information. If you wish to access the personal information that we hold you should contact South Tyneside Council Information Governance, Telephone: 0191 424 6539

We have updated our consent forms with our Data Protection statement and would be grateful if groups could now use these forms. They can be downloaded from the Residential section on the resources menu on our website.


Well done to Josh and Holly on passing their Safety Boat Course.

Well done to Cheryl on passing her Trail & Fell Leadership in Running Course.


to the Friends of Thurston group for another fun and successful ‘work weekend’. We appreciate all the hard work you put in to helping Thurston thrive and develop.