Freedom of Information
What can you ask for ?
The Freedom of Information Acts extends to local authorities on 1st January 2018. Freedom of Information covers all information held by authorities listed in Schedule 1 of the Act and which was created on or after 11 October 2011 with the exception of personal information about you. To access information about yourself, you will need to make a ‘subject access request’ under the Data Protection Act 2002.
If the information refers to someone else, this will only be released under Freedom of Information if it complies with data protection principles.
Writing your request
Please be as specific as possible about the information you are seeking to obtain, such as by providing a specific timeframe to assist staff in locating the information.
Aim for one question per request. Asking for lots of different information within one request can make it difficult to understand what you are really requesting.
What we do with the personal information you provide
The personal information you provide to the authority in making your Freedom of Information request will be processed by the authority in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2002 including the monitoring of communications to check for compliance with relevant policies and law.
Your request will be anonymised before being passed to the relevant business area(s) that may hold the information you have requested.
Information will not be passed to any third party without your prior consent.
More information can be found on the Government FOI Website