The Freedom of Information Act (FOI) gives you certain rights of access to recorded information held by the Council.

About the Freedom of Information Act

  • Anyone can make a written request for information held under the terms of the Act
  • We must tell you whether or not the information is held by the Council
  • Subject to any exemptions, you are entitled to that information within 20 working days

A guide to Freedom of Information

The Council has a Freedom of Information Policy and Guidance (See Downloads) which explains:

  • How to make a request for information
  • What exemptions there are to providing information
  • What to do if your request is refused
  • What to do If you are unhappy with the information provided

How do I make a request?

You can request information by:

Our Publication Scheme

A publication scheme commits us to make information available to the public as part of our normal business activities. The Information Commissioner has prepared and approved a Model Publication Scheme