FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000
About the Act
The Freedom of Information Act gives a general right of access to all types of recorded information held by public authorities, including the Council.
How to make a request
Before making a request for information, please check the Council’s Publication Scheme to make sure that the information you require is not already available. If the information is already on the Publication Scheme then we will not provide this again under the Freedom of Information Act. Requests for information not available through the Publication Scheme can be submitted online to: email@example.com or in writing to the address at the bottom of this page.You will need to provide: a contact name, a contact address, and your request (which MUST be specific). We will respond within 20 working days. Please do not contact us during this period, unless you have further information to add to your request.
We will usually provide the information requested free of charge. However, where a charge is made you will be notified of the amount payable in writing prior to us providing the information.
Under the Freedom of Information Act there is an upper limit above which we do not have to provide information. This limit for local authorities is £450. The general guideline for working out whether or not a request may exceed this total is whether the amount of work involved in retrieving the information is likely to exceed 18 hours (2.5 working days). We aim to advise the request or of the information that the request will cost more than £450 as early on in the process as possible so that they have the option to adjust their request to bring it under the £450 limit. As soon as the charge is determined a letter will be sent requesting that payment is made before the information can be sent. We can also provide the information on a cost recovery basis if the requester wishes. Where there is an existing charge for information these charges will still apply.
Please click here to view our publication scheme.
Requests can be made to: Clerk, Tatsfield Parish Council, 33 Alexandra Road, Warlingham, Surrey CR6 9DW
This policy was reveiwed and adopted by Tatsfield Parish Council in June 2019.