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Trustees wanted for Ocean Watersports Trust

Ocean Watersports Trust (OWT) is a registered charity (charity number 1157946). We promote community participation in healthy recreation in particular by the provision of facilities for water sports in particular sailing, sailability, adaptive rowing, kayaking and stand up paddle boarding.

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Your Parliament - An Introduction

Have you ever wondered how the UK Parliament works? Have you ever wondered how the UK Parliament can work for you? Even though we have Local Councillors and Assembly Members to lobby, we often forget how useful our Members of Parliament and Members of the House of Lords can be. This Briefing Session will give you an overview of how the UK Parliament works and what it can do for you.

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GDPR deadline - no challenge for GVS expert

The general data protection regulation (GDPR) is a new EU law that will come into effect on 25 May 2018 to replace the current Data Protection Act. It’s the biggest overhaul of data protection legislation for over 25 years, and will introduce new requirements for how organisations process personal data. And before you wonder what will happen after Brexit, it’s been made clear that all organisations will have to comply, which means it is likely we will adopt all or most of GDPR as domestic legislation.

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Getting your governance right

The new Charity Governance Code was published in July 2017. It has been described as “Essential reading for all trustees” by the Charity Commission who have withdrawn its publication Hallmarks of an Effective Charity (CC10) to encourage charities to use the Code.

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Employers legal obligations for first aid

Every employer in the UK, regardless of the size of the company, is legally obliged to plan for the provision of first aid at work. Employers must make sure that someone is always available to give or arrange first aid. This applies if the designated first aider is absent for any reason. First aiders must have a valid first aid training certificate.

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Seventh GDPR briefing session arranged by GVS

Due to unprecedented demand (all 6 sessions are sold out), we are arranging another session to look at GDPR as follows:- Thursday, April 26th 2018 – 10am to 12.00 noon Barry Community Enterprise Centre, Skomer Road, BARRY CF62 9DA Cost: £10.00 including light refreshments The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is due to come into force on 25 May 2018.

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