About access to information

Access to Information legislation requires the councils to make as much information as possible available through their Publication Schemes and respond to any requests for information within statutory timescales.

Access to Information includes the following Acts:    

  • The Freedom of Information Act 2000    

  • Environmental Information Regulations 2004
  • The Data Protection Act 1998

These Acts give you the right to access information held by Lewes District Council and Eastbourne Borough Council, subject to specific exemptions. In some cases you will need to pay a statutory fee to access certain information.

Open Data (Transparency)

Lewes District Council and Eastbourne Borough Council are committed to being open and transparent about how we work and aim to provide information about how we manage our business and finances. We have brought all this information together in one place on the Open Data page.