Publication scheme

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, every public authority must publish and maintain a publication scheme which sets out the information they routinely make available to the public.

Our Publication Scheme, effective from 1 January 2009, follows the model scheme for all public authorities which was drawn up by the Information Commissioner who is responsible for monitoring and enforcing compliance with the Freedom of Information Act.

It details the types or 'classes' of information which are available from the Council and you should be able to find all of this information on our web site.

If the information you require does not appear to be included in the Publication Scheme, you may wish to request the information using your right under the Freedom of Information legislation.

The classes of information in our scheme are:


Who we are and what we do:

Election Results:

What we spend and how we spend it:

What our priorities are and how we are doing:

How we make decisions:

Our policies and procedures:

Services we offer:

Information that may be excluded:

  • information where disclosure is barred under statute or exempt under the Freedom of Information Act
  • information in draft form
  • information considered to be archived
  • information which cannot be easily made available by the authority