Freedom of Information

Guidance on Freedom of Information (FOI), including FOI requests, FOI policy and FOI templates.

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 2000 gives rights of public access to information held by public authorities. Under the FOIA, the right to request information is known as the 'right to know'. 

All recorded information 'held' by the council lies within the scope of the Freedom of Information Act. It includes files, letters, emails and photographs and extends to closed files and archived material.