The Council is required by law to provide information that would normally be in the public domain. Some of this may be found here on this website. Requests for older information or details provided in hard copy may require a charge to cover photocopying, postage etc.
Please contact the Council in the first instance and if a charge is to be made you will be advised in advance.
The Council is currently working to produce a Freedom of Information policy, which will include a Schedule of Information and possible costs. This will be available on the website when it has been approved.
All personal data held by the Council should be in compliance with data protection principles. These principles are:-
• Personal data shall be processed fairly and lawfully. (Often it will require the consent of the data subject, but there are exceptions to this. In the case of “sensitive personal data” special rules apply and these are set out in Schedule 3 of the Act.)
• Personal data shall be obtained only for one or more specified and lawful purposes.
• Personal data processed shall be adequate, relevant and not excessive.
• Personal data shall be accurate and, where necessary, up to date.
• Personal data processed shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for the relevant purpose.
• Personal data shall be processed in accordance with the rights of data subjects under the Act.
• Appropriate technical and organisation measures shall be taken against unauthorised or unlawful processing and against accidental loss or destruction of, or damage to, personal data.
• Personal data shall not be transferred to a country outside the European Union unless that country ensures an adequate level of protection for the rights and freedoms of data subjects in relation to the processing of personal data.
This compliance includes manual information as well as details held electronically. For further information please contact the Council.