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Privacy notice: street naming and numbering

About us: Great Yarmouth Borough Council (the Council), Town Hall, Hall Plain, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2QF, 01493 856100, is the data controller for the purposes of the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA) and the General Data Protection Regulations 2016/679 (GDPR).

How we use your data: We will use your data for the purpose of street naming and numbering and in particular to:

  • deal with your requests and administer its departmental functions (e.g. to assist with the processing of your Building Regulations application)
  • meet our statutory obligations
  • prevent and detect fraud

The lawful processing ground for this information is defined under Article 6(1)(e) of the GDPR i.e. the processing is necessary for the Council to perform a task in the public interest or for its official functions, and the task or function has a clear basis in law, namely Sections 64 and 65 of the Towns Improvement Clauses Act 1847 & Sections 17, 18 and 19 of the Public Health Act of 1925.

Data Sharing: The Council may share your information (but only the minimum amount of information necessary and only where it is lawful to do so) with other departments within the Council (including elected members), central government departments, law enforcement agencies, statutory and judicial bodies, community service providers and contractors that process data on its behalf.  We will share you address with the emergency services. In addition, we will always use or share information for the prevention or detection of crime or the apprehension or prosecution of offenders.

Retention: Your information will be kept strictly confidential. It will be stored in a secure, password-protected database/spreadsheet on the Council's computer system. Your personal information will be retained until the related street naming & numbering information is superseded. We will review dates for keeping personal data in the future and if necessary update these privacy notices.

Your rights: You have a number or rights available to you, including the potential right to see copies of all the data held about you, to ask for it to be corrected or deleted, to request the Council to restrict what it does with your data in certain circumstances, to object to what the Council may do with your data, and to data portability.

Please note that these rights are not absolute and there are circumstances where they do not apply or the Council may override these rights, however, if this is the case you will be informed of this.

Further information: If you want more information you may contact the Council's Data Protection Officer at or telephone the Council on 01493 846325 and ask to speak to the Data Protection Officer. If you are unhappy with the way your personal information is being handled you can contact the independent Information Commissioner at:

Last modified on 01 May 2024

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