Portland Community Venue

The Portland Community Venue (PCV) is now operational. The background relating to the establishment of the Centre including surveys, results data and background information can be found under the archived BEACH page.


The Council is required by law to provide information that would normally be in the public domain.  Some of this may be found here on this website.  Requests for older information or details provided in hard copy may require a charge to cover photocopying, postage etc.
Please contact the Council in the first instance and if a charge is to be made you will be advised in advance.

The Council is currently working to produce a Freedom of Information policy, which will include a Schedule of Information and possible costs.  This will be available on the website when it has been approved.


Grant Scheme Policy - August 2018

GDPR - Councillor, Staff and Role Holders Privacy Policy - April 2018

GDPR - General Public Privacy Policy - April 2018

Financial Regulations - March 2018

Freedom of Information Act Inventory

Freedom of Information Act - Model Publications Scheme - December 2016

Code Of Conduct - August 2016

Complaints Policy and Procedure - July 2016

Standing Orders - February 2016

Portland Community Emergency Plan - November 2015

Underhill Junior (Cliff) School – Registration as a Community Asset

Underhill Junior (Cliff) School - Registration as a Community Asset - Updated Information - Sept 2016

Dry Stone Wall Policy July 2012

The Portland Town Plan - 2006


Data Protection

All personal data held by the Council should be in compliance with data protection principles. These principles are:-

•    Personal data shall be processed fairly and lawfully.  (Often it will require the consent of the data subject, but there are exceptions to this.  In the case of “sensitive personal data” special rules apply and these are set out in Schedule 3 of the Act.)
•    Personal data shall be obtained only for one or more specified and lawful purposes.
•    Personal data processed shall be adequate, relevant and not excessive.
•    Personal data shall be accurate and, where necessary, up to date.
•    Personal data processed shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for the relevant purpose.
•    Personal data shall be processed in accordance with the rights of data subjects under the Act.
•    Appropriate technical and organisation measures shall be taken against unauthorised or unlawful processing and against accidental loss or destruction of, or damage to, personal data.
•    Personal data shall not be transferred to a country outside the European Union unless that country ensures an adequate level of protection for the rights and freedoms of data subjects in relation to the processing of personal data.

This compliance includes manual information as well as details held electronically.  For further information please contact the Council.