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FOI Publication Scheme

Who we are and what we do?

What we spend and how we spend it?

What our priorities are and how are we doing?

How we make decisions?

Our Policies and Procedures

Lists and Registers – Some are available for inspection only

Services Provided by the Council

Will I be charged for information?

The purpose of this scheme is to make the maximum amount of information readily available at minimum inconvenience and cost to the public. Charges made by the authority for routinely published material will be justified and transparent and kept to a minimum.

Material which is published and accessed via the website can be downloaded free of charge. Some information may only be available in hard copy and some information will only be available for inspection.  Charges may be made for information subject to a charging regime specified by Parliament.

Charges may be made for actual disbursements incurred such as:

  • Photocopying
  • Postage and packaging
  • The costs directly incurred as a result of viewing information.

If a charge is to be made, confirmation of the payment due will be given before the information is provided. Payment may be requested prior to provision of the information.

Reviewing and maintaining the scheme

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 states that a publication scheme should be reviewed from time to time. The Council is responsible for reviewing and maintaining this guide to information and the data it contains. Material will be updated and any outdated information will be removed. This guide and operation of the scheme will be reviewed annually. 


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