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Freedom of Information Act 2000
Publication Scheme

Who we are and what we do.

Organisational information, council structure, locations and contacts.

Includes: (Council constitution, Council democratic structure, Council directorate structure, Location and opening times of council properties, current elected councillor’s information and contact details, contact details for all customer facing departments, most recent election results and relationships with other authorities).

What we spend and how we spend it.

Financial information about projected and actual income and expenditure, procurement, contracts and financial audit.

Includes: (Financial statements, budget and variance reports, Capital programme, spending reviews, financial audit reports, Members’ allowance scheme information, Staff allowances and expenses, Pay and Grading information, Election expenses, Procurement procedures, Details of contracts currently being tendered and list of contracts awarded, District auditor’s reports and financial statements for projects and events, internal financial regulations and funding for partnership arrangements).

What our priorities are and how we are doing.

This section will include strategies and plans, performance indicators, audits, inspections and reviews.

Includes: (Annual reports, Strategies and business plans for services provided by the council, Best value local performance plan, Internal and external organisation performance reviews and strategies developed in partnership with other authorities).

How we make decisions.

Information on the decision-making processes and records of decisions.

Includes: (Timetable of council meetings, agendas, officer’s reports, background papers and minutes of council committee, sub committee and standing forum meetings, major policy proposals and decisions, facts and analyses of facts considered when framing major policies and public consultations, internal communications guidance, criteria used for decision making, internal instructions, manuals and guidelines).

Our policies and procedures.

This section covers the Councils current written protocols, policies and procedures for delivering our services and responsibilities. Some of the information about policies and procedures may be covered by the Council’s constitution.

Includes: (Policies and procedures for conducting council business, for delivering our services, about the recruitment and employment of staff, policies and procedures for customer service, Records management and personal data policies and charging regimes and policies).

Lists and registers.

Information held in registers required by statute and other lists and registers relating to the functions of the authority.

Includes: (Public registers and registers held as public records, Asset registers and information asset registers and disclosure logs).

The services we offer.

Information about the services the council provides including leaflets, guidance and newsletters.

Information held in this class relates to current information only.

Includes the following:

  • Regulatory and licensing responsibilities.

  • Services for local businesses.

  • Services for other organisations.

  • Services for members of the public.

  • Services where the council is entitled to recover a fee.

  • Leisure information, information for visitors to the area, events, museums , libraries and archive collections.

  • Leaflets, booklets and newsletters.

  • Advice and guidance and media releases.