Freedom of Information Act

There is no charge for requesting information unless:

  • the information requested takes over the appropriate limit of 18 hours to produce.  In this instance the Council is not obliged to release the information, however, if the Council holds the information and decides to release it, a charge of £25 per hour would be made for the amount of time is takes in locating, retrieving and extracting the information.
  • costs for postage and packaging, photocopying and complying with requests for information in a particular format
  • a maximum of £10 could be charged for information which falls under the Data Protection Act.

If there is a charge you will be informed before the request is processed and should you wish to proceed arrangements will be made for payment prior to the information being given.