Publication Scheme

The Freedom of Information Act - GOV.UK requires the Council to adopt and maintain a publication scheme, which has been approved by the Information Commissioner (ICO).

The publication scheme is a guide to the information that the council publishes as a matter of routine and its aim is to make the majority of information available to you so that you do not need to make a specific request to us.

It is our intention that the scheme will encourage the publication of more information than we are required to publish under existing legislation and to develop a culture of greater openness.

The model scheme covers the following classes of information:

Publication scheme classes
Description Where available
Your Council. Who we are and what we do
Finance. What we spend and how we spend it
Council Policy. What our priorities are and how we are doing
Consultations. How we make decisions
Plans and Policies. Our policies and procedures
Public registers and registers held as public records. Lists and Registers
A to Z of services. Services provided by the council

Guide to Information

Under the publication scheme, the Council is required to provide a guide to information.