Access to Information

Access to information

The Council creates and holds a wide range of information.  These pages explain your rights of access to this information and also how the Council protects your personal information.


Looking for information?  Submit a request 


Freedom of Information

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 encourages public authorities to be pro-active in providing public access to information.

Find out more about the Freedom of Information Act

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Environmental Information Regulations

The Environmental Information Regulations 2004 give rights of access to environmental information held by public authorities.

Find out more about the Environmental Information Regulations

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Data Protection Act

The Data Protection Act 1988 provides a number of important safeguards and rights for personal data held by the Council about living individuals and provides rights for individuals to find out what personal data is held about them.

Find out more about the Data Protection Act


Publication Scheme

The Council's Publication Scheme sets out details of information which is available to the public and where it can be accessed.

View the Council's Publication Scheme


Disclosure Information

Information on the number and types of requests submitted to the Council and the Council's response rates can be viewed here.



Re-Use of Public Sector Information

Information made available under the Council's Publication Scheme or provided in response to requests for information may only be used for inspection purposes.  Use for commercial or other purposes may require consent.

Find out more about re-use of public sector information