Pattishall Parish - Northamptonshire, England
Pattishall Parish includes the villages of Astcote, Dalscote, Eastcote, Fosters Booth, Pattishall and the hamlet of Cornhill. It is set in a rural area on the borders of the Northamptonshire Heights and the Nene Valley. Located 6km north of Towcester adjacent to the Roman Watling Street (A5) and Banbury Lane, an ancient drove way.
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History Recorded in Pattishall
Saturday 10th November 2018 will be recorded as a day in the history making of Pattishall.
We were celebrating 120 years of Pattishall Church of England Primary School and Commemorating the Centenary of the closure of Eastcote Prisoner of War Camp. Two totally unrelated events but drawn together through celebration and commemoration.
They became associated because the pupils have recorded their own school's 120 years of history and completed a project about the POW camp. Emma McLean the Head Teacher explained what they had done and the pupil’s work was displayed. A school choir, organised especially for the day, sang two songs beautifully with one specially written by one of the teachers and has been entered into a competition!
Colin Chapman the co-author of 'Detained in England' shared his recent research and findings about the camp. There is definitely a second book in the offering! Little did we know of the importance of the Eastcote Camp - it was the central figure in the South East corner of England coordinating all camps down to the south coast, through Kent and up to East Anglia.
100 years ago, in the fields opposite the school, a World War 1 Prisoner of War Camp was established, Eastcote Camp, which at one time held 4,509 POWs and had a great impact on the life of the local community.
At the end of the war, the POWs were repatriated, the camp closed, and the buildings taken down and the fields returned to farming. (Two of the buildings were removed to School Road and one became the Village Hall until the early 1980's)
For 100 years, there has been nothing to show that the camp ever existed. The Parish Council decided to commemorate this very important part of our Parish history with a Memorial Stone – now sited on the grass verge opposite the school.
It is hoped that both present and future generations will be aware of Eastcote Camp.
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General Data Protection Regulations - Pattishall Parish
In compliance with the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) - at the Annual meeting of Pattishall Parish Council on Thursday, 17th May 2018, the following policies were adopted:
- The appointment of NCALC DPO Services as the Council's Data Protection officer
- The Data Protection Policy
- The Subject Access Request Procedures
- Privacy Notices
- The data Breech Policy
- The Record Retention Policy
- Council Member's Compliance Checklist
The policies can be read here.