Freedom of Information

2. Scope and responsibilities


This policy applies to all recorded information held by the council or by someone else on behalf of the council. It does not apply to information which the council only holds on behalf of another person or organisation.


All employees are responsible for ensuring that any request for information they receive is dealt with in line with the requirements of the FOIA and in compliance with this policy.

The council's Information Governance Services team manages and coordinates all requests for information received by the council. Any requests for information should be sent directly to the FOI Officer via email at

Where an applicant indicates that they would like the requested information in a particular form i.e. paper, electronic or inspection at council offices, we'll comply with their preference where reasonably practicable. We'll take into account all the particular circumstances, including cost.