One of the aims of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOI) is that public authorities should be clear and proactive about information which is available to the public. This Council is required to produce a publication scheme setting out:
We are currently working to populate the links above with all the publications we produce. This is a work in progress, and in the mean time, if you are unable to find the document you want above, you can find our key publications at the bottom of this page. Services specific documents can be found within service areas using the navigation on the left hand side of this page.
Each of the categories above will explain how the information can be made available. Much of the information will be available via this website. If you require a hard copy document you may be charged photocopying and postage costs. In some cases information is only available for inspection at the Council's main office. If it is necessary for us to photocopy printed material a charge will be made of 20p per A4 sheet or £1.00 per A3 sheet. Any other charges for information will be listed in the Fee and Charge pages.
If you are unable to find the information you require in the Publication Scheme you may make a request for that information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. The Council may not be obliged to provide information which is covered by an exemption under the FOI. For details of exemption applicable see the Council Freedom of Information policy [165kb].
This authority is required by law to protect the public funds it administers. It may share information provided to it with other bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds, in order to prevent and detect fraud.The Audit Commission currently requires us to participate in a data matching exercise to assist in the prevention and detection of fraud. We are required to provide particular sets of data to the Audit Commission for matching for each exercise. For further information see our NFI Fair Processing Notice.
The information will be provided in the language in which it is held. Copies in alternative languages, large print or in other formats will be available upon request by contacting Customer Services on 01476 406080 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Publication Scheme will be reviewed annually and updated as required as new information becomes available. Any feedback on this scheme would be gratefully received.
Further information about the Freedom of Information is available from the Office of Information Commissioner at Wycliffe House, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AK or via the Information Commissioner website.
Services Provided by the council
The Council provides approximately 100 services. A list of all those service is available in the A - Z Services available on the website.
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