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Freedom of information

We aim to publish much of our information on this website free of charge. However, our Publication Schemes sets out all our published information, how it can be obtained and whether or not there is any charge for it. You may request any information from us and we will tell you whether or not we hold the information and provide it to you, as long as one of the exemptions from disclosure does not apply.  Normally the information will be provided within 20 working days.

Make a freedom of information request

The information you are looking for may already be available in the disclosure logs or open data pages.       

You can make a Freedom of Information request by emailing either:    

Exemptions

The councils will always try to provide all the information you have requested; however, there are exemptions from disclosure. These are broken down into two types; qualified and absolute. 

Absolute exemption: there is no obligation for us to consider the request for information further. 

Qualified exemption: it will be decided whether it is in the public interest to disclose the information or not.

Further information

More information about the Freedom of Information Act, exemptions and public interest test are available from the Information Commissioner’s Office website.