Publication scheme

Our Publication Scheme gives details of the information, including environmental information, we make available.

Our Publication Scheme

Our Publication Scheme lists all the categories of information that we're committed to making available to the public, most of which you can find on this website, including:

Who we are and what we do

(Organisational information, locations and contacts, constitutional and legal governance.)

What we spend and how we spend it

(Financial information relating to projected and actual income and expenditure, tendering, procurement and contracts.)

What our priorities are and how we are doing

(Strategy and performance information, plans, assessments, inspections and reviews.)

How we make decisions

(Decision making processes, internal criteria and procedures, consultations.)

Our policies and procedures

(Current written protocols for delivering our functions and responsibilities.)

Policies and procedures can also be found within individual service pages on this website. Use our website search to find them.

Lists and registers

(Information held in registers required by law and other lists and registers relating to the functions of the authority.)

  • Councillor search - Councillor's financial and other related interests are linked from the Councillor search.

The services we offer

(Advice and guidance, booklets and leaflets, transactions and media releases.)

Information about our services can be found across this website. Use our website search to find the information you are looking for.

    Exclusions

    The categories of information will generally not include:

    • information which we're prevented by law from disclosing, or that is exempt under the Freedom of Information Act
    • information in draft form
    • information that is no longer readily available as it is contained in files that have been placed in archive storage

    How information is made available

    Where practical we will make the information covered by the Publication Scheme available on our website. If you are unable to access the information by using our website, contact our Customer Service team.

    In exceptional circumstances, some information may be only be available by viewing in person. Where we have specified this, we will provide information on how to arrange a time to view it.

    We will provide information in the language in which it is held, or in other such language that is legally required. We will translate information if legally required to.

    We will adhere to obligations under disability and discrimination legislation, and any other legislation, to provide information under this scheme in other forms.

    Charges

    Material which is published on the website can be downloaded free. Some information may only be available in hard copy, and some information will only be available for inspection.  We may charge for:

    • Photocopying
    • Postage and packaging
    • Costs incurred as a result of viewing information

    We may also charge for information provided under this Publication Scheme if the charges are:

    • Legally authorised
    • Justified in all the circumstances (including the general principles of the right of access to information held by public authorities)
    • In accordance with a published schedule of fees which is readily available to the public.

    We may charge for information subject to a charging regime specified by Parliament.

    If a charge is to be made, we will confirm the payment due before we provide the information. We will usually request payment before disclosure.

    Can't find what you are looking for?

    If you can't find the information you are looking for under this Publication Scheme, you can make an Freedom of Information Request Form under the Freedom of Information Act.