Freedom of Information

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 you have the right to access information held by public authorities. The Act applies to public authorities and companies that are wholly owned by public authorities in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Where can I find the information?

A lot of council information is available on our website through our Publication Scheme. This is a requirement of the Freedom of Information Act.

You can also apply to us for information that is not part of the Publication Scheme. We must reply to your request within 20 working days.

There are some types of information that we won’t be able to give you for legal reasons, for example, because it would give you personal information about someone else. This is covered by the Data Protection Act.

How do I apply for information not in the Publication Scheme?

Before applying, you should check that the information is not already available through our Publication Scheme.

To make an online request for information please use this online form and select 'FOI requests'.

Alternatively, email your request to

How we deal with your request

We must reply within 20 working days. If we can’t give you the information at that time, we will explain why. In complicated cases, the time limit can be extended to a maximum of 40 days from the date of your request.


If you are unhappy with our response or wishes to request a review of the decision please write to: The Monitoring Officer, Havant Borough Council, Public Service Plaza, Civic Road, HAVANT, PO9 2XA or email