Freedom of Information (FOI)

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 entitles anybody to ask any public authority (including Government Departments and Councils) for any recorded information that they keep.  You do not need to give a reason for requesting information.  Although the information requested will be released wherever possible, some types of information may be exempt from the right of access.  There may be a charge for some information.

All requests for information should be made in writing (e.g. letter, form, fax or e-mail) but Council staff will be ready to advise and assist if necessary.

The Council already publishes a lot of information and you can find out about this by looking at our Publication Scheme.  This sets out how the information can be obtained and if there is a charge for it.

Further information about Freedom of Information is available from the Department of Constitutional Affairs.

Records Management Policy

Retention Schedule - Document Retention and Disposal Policy

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