Freedom of information requests

Summary

The Freedom of Information (FOI) Act 2000 promotes openness in government and came into force on 1 July 2005. Under the act, you have a general right of access to all types of information held by us. The act also places a number of obligations on public authorities, including this council.

Things you can do:
  • Browse our website for the information you are interested in
  • View our publication scheme for the information you are interested in
  • Make an FOI request in writing for information that you have not found available on this website or in our publication scheme
  • Ask for an internal review if you are not happy with the outcome of a request and if still not happy after a review you can complain to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO)
  • Ask us for advice by contacting the Information Governance Officer on 01455 255745 or via our contact form

Our main obligations

We have two main responsibilities under the act:

  • To produce a 'Publication Scheme' (a guide to the information held by the council which is publicly available to anyone)
  • Dealing with individual requests for information.

Additional information and guidance

Guidance can be found by downloading our FOI Policy or visiting the Information Commissioner's Office website. We have appointed an officer to deal with enquiries relating to the FOI Act. If you have any specific questions relating to this legislation, or how to access information please contact our Information Governance Officer. 

Last updated: 13/02/2017 15:20

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