Westminster City Council will endeavour to safeguard the privacy of its website visitors. 

What information do we collect?

We will collect personal details appropriate to the service you require. In some areas, this may simply mean registering your name, address and email details. Other on-line forms will require more information.

Please note that calls to the Contact Centre may be monitored or recorded.

What do we use personal information for?

There are various reasons that we need to collect personal data. For example, we may need your contact details for correspondence purposes. Similarly, we may need information because of legal requirements - please see https://www.westminster.gov.uk/privacy-births-deaths-marriages-and-civil-partnerships. We may also contact you to let you know about relevant online services, and get your feedback on how we're performing. In any event, we will only ever ask for information that is absolutely necessary and does not constitute an invasion of privacy.

Allowing your details to be used across other council services

We all get frustrated on occasion when we have to repeat the same basic information over and over again. Because of this, we're focussing on making it easy for people to do business with us, whenever and however they choose, all through a single contact, which should remember the relevant information.

By allowing your details to be used across other council services, you are allowing us to re-use information to minimise the time taken when you contact us in the future.


Please note that in agreeing to share these details you have not forfeited your rights as prescribed under the Data Protection Act 2018 and the Council will continue to apply the same level of care to safeguard your privacy as we always have done. Your service entitlement from the Council will not be affected should you decide not to allow your data to be shared in this way. For more information about how we process personal data please see our Fair Processing Notice.

Email Messages

We are keen to ensure that we are providing our citizens with services that they need. Consequently, you may receive occasional e-mail messages from Westminster City Council on matters that we consider may be of interest to you, if you have provided your email address to us for this purpose.

Information to improve our site

We collect web statistics automatically about your visit to our site based on your IP address. This information is used to help us track what people are doing on the site so that we can improve it. We don't use this information to identify you as an individual and you will remain anonymous, unless you're asked to identify yourself by completing a form or an online transaction.

Access to Information - Data Protection and You

Under the Data Protection Act 1998, you can make a formal request for the following information:

clarification that your personal data is being processed by the Council

a description and copy of such personal data

the reasons why such data is being processed

details of to whom they are or may be disclosed


If you wish to access information held by the Council about you, please complete and return the form to the address below. 

Remember to provide proof of identification with all applications otherwise we cannot process your request. 

You may view the Council's Data Protection Notification (registration number: Z5674504) by visiting the Information Commissioner's web site.

Subject access form

Read more information about Data Protection

See the council's Data Protection Policy


If you have any concerns regarding data protection contact the Data Protection/FOI Team.