About freedom of information

The Freedom of Information Act was passed in 2000, which has been introduced and implemented in a rolling programme.  The act was devised to enhance the provision of quality information to members of the public.

It was passed to:

  • promote a culture of openness and accountability amongst public authorities by providing people with rights of access to the information held by them
  • facilitate better public understanding of how public authorities carry out their duties, why they make the decisions they do and how they spend public money

Things you can do

  • make a request for information.  Before you do, please check the information is not available from our publication scheme by emailing enquiries@ardsandnorthdown.gov.uk
  • browse our publication scheme
  • contact the Information Commissioner's Office if you are not happy with the outcome of a request