Coronavirus

Because of government guidance on coronavirus a number of our buildings are now closed and events listed on our site are subject to change or cancellation. Changes to council services, advice and support we can provide, the latest local news and links to Government advice is available on our dedicated coronavirus information page. Go to our coronavirus information page

Requests for information (FOI, EIR and SAR)

The Access to Information Team will make every effort to respond to requests for information within the statutory timescales however you are likely to experience delays as resources are re-directed to front line services because of Coronavirus. We apologise for this and appreciate your understanding and patience.

What is freedom of information

Freedom of Information gives anyone the right to know about the work, activities, and decisions of all public bodies in the UK.​

For more information regarding freedom of information please visit the Information Commissioner's website.

What information can I access?

You can access any information that is recorded by us or other public authorities, subject to it being held and an exemption not being applicable.

To find out what is considered to be a public authority please visit the Legislation website​.

Exemptions

There are some exemptions to the types of information that can be requested under the act, and should an exemption apply, we will write and tell you which exemption is being applied and why.​

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