The Freedom of Information Act 2000 requires the council to provide a publication scheme, which is a guide to the information routinely made available to the public.

Our publication scheme has been approved by the Information Commissioner's Office, who is responsible for promoting good practice and ensuring compliance with Freedom of Information (FOI) and data protection laws.

Not all information the council publishes is detailed in the publication scheme.

Council structure and what we do

Information about the council’s structure, locations and contacts:

Council spending

Information about the council’s projected and actual income and expenditure, procurement, contracts and financial audits:

Our priorities and our progress

Strategies, plans, performance indicators, audits, inspections and reviews:

How we make decisions

Information about how the council makes decisions:

Our policies and procedures

Information about the council’s written protocols, policies and procedures:

Lists and registers

Information held in lists and registers related to the functions of the council:

Can’t find what you’re looking for?

You can also request information under Freedom of Information and the Environmental Information Regulations.

Charges for information

Information on the council website can usually be downloaded or printed free of charge. Wherever possible, we will also provide paper information, such as leaflets, free of charge. 

In some cases, the cost of reproducing a publication means that we will need to make a charge for it. In this case, the charge will usually be in accordance with the fees and charges schedule.

Re-use of information from the publication scheme

If you intend to use any information from the publication scheme for commercial, charity or academic use, or to publish it (including on the internet), please make sure you follow our guidelines on the re-use of public sector information.

Contact and feedback

Any feedback you provide will be used in our reviews to make improvements to the publication scheme.

For any assistance or to make comments or complaints, please email