The Freedom of Information Act requires the Council to adopt and maintain a publication scheme, which has been approved by the Information Commissioner.
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:
|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.