Privacy & freedom of information

This privacy policy sets out how Winsley Website uses and protects any information that you give Winsley Website when you use this website.

Winsley Website is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement.

Accessibility Statement

This website is managed by Winsley Parish Council. We want as many people as possible to
be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:
• zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
• navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
• navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
• listen to most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent
versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)
We have made available a Free Website Accessibility Widget that is powered by a dedicated
accessibility server. This software allows us to improve compliance with the Web Content
Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1 AA standard).
Our website accessibility menu can be enabled by clicking the accessibility menu icon that
appears in the top right of each page. After triggering the accessibility menu, please wait a
moment for the accessibility menu to load in its entirety.
AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.
Redevelopment of this website
Winsley Parish Council is currently redeveloping this website. As we do this we will improve
accessibility wherever we can and we will review the website text to make it as simple as
possible to understand.
Compliance Status
This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version
2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below:
• Some images do not have alt-text fields
• Some older pdfs may not be marked up so they’re accessible to a screen reader.
As we redevelop our website we will be working to be as compliant as we can, in terms of
both content and design, except where there would be disproportionate burden. We will
make another assessment once our website has been redeveloped and will update our
accessibility statement accordingly.
What to do if you cannot access parts of this website
If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print,
easy read, audio recording or braille please contact the Council via the Clerk at:
• Email: winsleypc(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)
• Phone: 01225 865529
• Write to: 51 Tyning Road, Winsley, Wiltshire, BA15 2JN
We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 10 days.
Reporting accessibility problems with this website
We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems
not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, please contact
the Council via the details given above.
Enforcement procedure
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the Public
Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (the
‘accessibility regulations’). If you’re not happy with how we respond to your
complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).
Technical information about this website’s accessibility
Winsley Parish Council is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with
the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations
Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations
Some images do not have a text alternative, so people using a screen reader cannot access
the information. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (non-text content).
When we publish new content we’ll make sure our use of images meets accessibility
Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations
PDFs and other documents
Some of our older PDFs and Word documents do not meet accessibility standards – for
example, they may not be structured so they’re accessible to a screen reader. This does not
meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.2.
The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published
before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services.
Where possible, we will try to make any new PDFs or Word documents we publish meet
accessibility standards, however this cannot be fully guaranteed, so some PDF or Word
documents may not be fully accessible for some devices.
How we tested this website
This website was last tested on 1st February 2021 by Winsley Parish Council. We tested the
site using the Wave Add-on for Google Chrome.
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was approved on 8 February 2021 and will be reviewed on an annual basis or
when significant changes have been made to the website.