Freedom of information

Freedom of information

FOI colour logoThe Freedom of Information Act 2000 and Environmental Information Regulations 2005 give people the right to request information held by public authorities. This Right to Know allows you to access a range of recorded information held by the council, such as emails, minutes of meetings, research or reports. Information will also be available on this website and through our Publication Scheme.

The Freedom of Information Annual Report 2011/12 outlines our performance against statutory targets for this year, together with a general update on the service. 

Freedom of Information Annual Report 2010/11

Freedom of Information gives you two related rights:

  1. the right to be told if information exists
  2. the right to receive information (and where possible, in the manner requested) subject to certain exemptions

How to make a request


What to provide when making a request

  • make your request as specific as possible, providing as much detail as you can to enable us to respond effectively
  • tell us your preferred format for receiving the information, for example by email, or as a paper copy

Once we receive sufficient information to process your request we have 20 working days to respond.

You can see what information is already available by viewing our Publication Scheme:

» Read more about our Publication Scheme
» Download the Publication Scheme definition documentpdf icon45.4KB

More details about how we use information can be found in our Information Charter.

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Page last updated: 04/12/2012