General information (for now please can you copy and paste the email address. This will become a live link asap):

Branch Secretary(not a live link, please copy and paste)

Thursday Workshop Group: Linda Hoddy: lmhoddy(deletethistextandbrackets), or 01903 260291

Day-Schools: Gay Hibbs: geraldandgay(deletethistextandbrackets)

Explanation of (deletethistextandbrackets) Spambots trawl websites looking for private email addresses, so this is to protect any personal email addresses given here. To get the correct email, just delete the text and brackets. For example, the email address would appear on here as Just delete as appropriate and you have what you need.

Useful Links
Members’ websites, blogs and FB Artist Pages

Alison Crossthwaite: Website and blog   FB Artist Page                                                                               Arthur Ridley: Website and blog     FB Artist Page

Jane Robinson: Website and blog

If you have a blog and would like to add a link, send me the details.



Who we are

Our website address is:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Comments are not published until a website administrator has checked them and approved them so there may be a delay before your comment is published.

These checks are to make sure that you are not a Spambot.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

The next 3 comments only apply if you are authorised to log in to the website and add posts. It does not apply if you are just looking.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Information about visitors to this website are monitored via Google Analytics, but this consists only of generalised statistical information and does not contain any personal information such as name or email address.

Who we share your data with

We do not share your data with any third party.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

You may add your name and email address to be notified of new News Posts, by clicking on the link on the Home page. You can remove this at any time,

Additional information
How we protect your data

Your data is protected through Wordpress security  procedures.

What data breach procedures we have in place

Wordpress security, and we also have a professional Website consultant who we can consult in case of any security issues or queries.

What third parties we receive data from

We do not receive data from third parties, apart from Wordpress Updates to the website.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

We do not do any automated decision making and/or profiling with user data.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements