If you would like to make an FOI request under the Freedom of Information Act, it must be in writing. Please complete this FOI request form, after which we will:
  • acknowledge your request on receipt
  • reply in 20 working days
  • tell you which FOI Officer is dealing with your request
  • provide advice and assistance if you need it
  • inform you if any exemptions apply. If they do, the council does not need to release the information and some exemptions can take longer than 20 days to look at so we will give you an estimate of when a decision will be made.

There is no charge for FOI requests initially. If the information costs more than a certain amount to collect the council may not be able to provide it.