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Freedom of Information

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Freedom of Information updates

In light of the current situation, we've fewer staff members available to carry out the usual day to day activities of the council. This means we can't prioritise any requests for information at the moment.

Please consider whether the information you want is absolutely essential before you submit a request. In particular, if your request is linked to academic research and you're working to a deadline, you may wish to consider accessing the information from another source. Our staff members will only begin to process these requests once they've completed all other priority tasks. Therefore, please expect a significant delay in receiving any information you request.

We're sorry for any inconvenience this may cause, and we hope you understand that we need to give priority to our essential services.

Introduction to Freedom of Information

​We are committed to open and transparent government and believe that making information available to the public is central to the democratic process. We also respect your personal data and abide by the provisions of the Data Protection Act.

Reusing public sector information

​​​​​On 1 July 2005 a new European Directive came into force which allows people to apply to re-use information held by the council. 'Re-use' means using the information for a purpose other than the purpose for which the document was originally produced. This could include a commercial purpose. The directive does not provide access to the information itself. That is available through the Freedom of Information Act, Data Protection Act or other access to information regimes such as the Environmental Information Regulations.

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Your rights under the Freedom of Information Act and the Environmental Information Regulations.

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Pupil records

The school information that is retained.