We ("The Council") operate this Publication Scheme ("The Scheme") under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 ("FOI").
FOI and the related Environmental Information Regulations 2004 ("EIR") give a general right of access to all types of recorded information held by Public Authorities, such as the Council.
You can find more information about FOI and EIR along with what we do (or do not do) regarding them.
We are fully committed to making as much information as possible available and to open and transparent government. We already publish a large amount of our information through a variety of media such as our website, the press and newsletters.
We have adopted the definition document for principal local authorities approved by the Information Commissioner's Office ("ICO").
This commits an authority to make information available to the public as part of its normal business activities.
For access to more information that we make publicly available, please see our open data page.
Our Publication Scheme shows the types of information that we will routinely make available electronically through our website. We list this information in eight broad classes approved by the ICO.