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COPTHORNE VILLAGE ASSOCIATION

The Copthorne Village Association is a campaigning voice and information conduit for a majority of our village households. We have no statutory or decision making powers but are able to exert a powerful influence on statutory bodies such as the Parish, District and County Councils, the Police Authority and Health Trusts by speaking for a significant proportion of Copthorne residents and directing your concerns to the relevant decision-makers in those authorities.

ABOUT US

OBJECTIVES

  • Monitor Development
    To monitor any development in Copthorne and the surrounding area, whether proposed, in progress or completed (either lawfully or unlawfully) and where deemed appropriate by the Committee to represent the views of Members to any Parish or Town Council, District Council, County Council, Local Planning Authority, Government Department, Development Agency or Developer involved.
  • Maintain & Improve Amenities
    To monitor matters affecting the amenities of Copthorne and to use the Association’s best endeavours to maintain or improve such amenities and, where deemed appropriate by the Committee, to represent the views of Members to any Parish or Town Council, District Council, County Council, Local Planning Authority, Government Department, Development Agency, or Developer involved.
  • Forum for Discussion
    To provide a forum where Members can discuss matters of general interest and concern which affect Copthorne, make decisions and act on them where deemed appropriate.
  • Gatwick Expansion
    To monitor issues relating to both the current operation and possible future expansion of Gatwick Airport and, where deemed appropriate by the Committee, to represent the views of Members to the airfield Owner, pressure Groups, any Parish or Town Council, District Council, County Council, Local Planning Authority, or Government Department involved.
  • Inform Members
    To inform members about matters affecting Copthorne which come to the notice of the Association by means of periodic newsletters, emails, social media, village noticeboards, or any other practical means and to promote two-way communication with Members. Where members of the Committee deem it appropriate, to facilitate and/or help with any social or similar activity or benefit to the village.
  • Legal Advice
    Where deemed appropriate by the Committee, to obtain legal advice in respect of any decision (or intended decision) of a public body, on any matter to which the objects of the Association relate where it is believed that decision has been (or will be) made unlawfully, and to proceed with legal action where a majority of Members at a General Meeting or Annual General Meeting approve such action.
  • Fund Raising & Events
    To host and support various village events and fund raising activities to provide the community with both opportunity for social interaction and the ability to improve facilities within the village and maintain a good community spirit.
  • Highways, Footpaths & Transport
    To monitor matters affecting highways, footpaths and transport infrastructure in Copthorne and the surrounding area and where deemed appropriate by the Committee to represent the views of Members to any Parish or Town Council, District Council, County Council, Local Planning Authority, Government Department, Development Agency or Developer involved.
  • Your data protection rights
    Under data protection law, you have rights including: Your right of access - You have the right to ask us for copies of your personal information. Your right to rectification - You have the right to ask us to rectify personal information you think is inaccurate. You also have the right to ask us to complete information you think is incomplete. Your right to erasure - You have the right to ask us to erase your personal information in certain circumstances. Your right to restriction of processing - You have the right to ask us to restrict the processing of your personal information in certain circumstances. Your right to object to processing - You have the the right to object to the processing of your personal information in certain circumstances. Your right to data portability - You have the right to ask that we transfer the personal information you gave us to another organisation, or to you, in certain circumstances. You are not required to pay any charge for exercising your rights. If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. Please contact us at info@copthorne.org if you wish to make a request.
  • Our contact details
    Name: Copthorne Village association (CVA) Address: C/O Copthorne Bank Post Office, 6 Copthorne Bank, RH10 3QX Email: info@copthornevillage.org
  • How we get the personal information and why we have it
    Most of the personal information we process is provided to us directly by you for one of the following reasons: Membership of the CVA Attendance of a CVA meeting We use the information that you have given us in order to keep you informed of village news and events, activities and meetings as well as renewal of your membership. Under the UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR), the lawful bases we rely on for processing this information are: Your consent. You are able to remove your consent at any time. You can do this by contacting info@copthornevillage.org
  • How to complain
    If you have any concerns about our use of your personal information, you can make a complaint to us at info@copthorne.org or by post to CVA C/O Copthorne Bank Post Office, 6 Copthorne Bank, RH10 3QX. You can also complain to the ICO if you are unhappy with how we have used your data. The ICO’s address: Information Commissioner’s Office Wycliffe House Water Lane Wilmslow Cheshire SK9 5AF Helpline number: 0303 123 1113 ICO website: https://www.ico.org.uk
  • The type of personal information we collect
    We currently collect and process the following information: Name Address Email
  • How we store your personal information
    Your information is securely stored. We keep Name Address and Email until membership has not been renewed for thee consecutive years. We will then dispose of your information by deleting it.
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The Copthorne Village Association is the voice of the village, and more than that, we aim to form a cohesive community that is well-informed and knowledgeable about plans that could affect the village's future. Additionally, we support opportunities for people to get to know each other and feel part of the wider community.

FUTURE VISION

BENEFITS OF JOINING

By being a member of the Copthorne Village Association, you will be kept informed and updated on the things that affect the village, as well as having an influence over decisions that could impact the quality of life in the village, including housing, education, roads, and community facilities.

Helped to protect Copthorne Common for future generations 

 

• Campaigned to keep allotment land 

 

• Supported the Copthorne Jubilee Pavilion project 

• Prevented the use of Pot Common as a site for a Gypsy settlement 

PAST SUCCESSES

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