Access to Information

Publication scheme – Guide to Information

The Publication Scheme is information we proactively publish to make it easier for you to understand how we make decisions and spend public money.
The information is available in both hard copy and electronic, in one or more of these formats …
PDF = Portable Document Format is a file format used to represent documents in a manner independent of application software, hardware, and operating systems.
URL = A uniform resource locator, Internet link to the information.
XLS = Microsoft Excel format spreadsheet document

Information Reuse

Most to the information in the publication scheme is owned by the Council and is published under Open Government License which means it can be used for research, reporting or publication.
However, where the information listed is not owned by the Council, copyright licensing rules apply and you must get the information owner permission to use it.
The information cannot be edited or used selectively to distort or misrepresent the data as a whole.
Some information may be removed, known as redaction, because of a Freedom of Information Act exemption. For example, because it includes personal information that could identify an individual, or information that is commercially sensitive.

Publication Scheme charges

Most of the information is available free of charge but for other information a charge may be payable.
Online – free of charge unless we tell you charges apply in the publication scheme.
Inspection – free of charge but charges may apply if we need to provide printed copies. An appointment must be made to view information.
Email – free of charge unless we tell you charges apply in the publication scheme.
Printed copies by post – printing and postage costs may apply.
Any charges must be paid before we will provide the information.
Please see the Freedom Of Information Charging Schedule.

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