Disclosure log

Our disclosure log shows details of all requests for information that we have received and dealt with under either the Freedom of Information Act or the Environmental Information Regulations since January 2005.  

You can also view our performance stats with regards the processing of FOI requests here.

What happens when I make a request?

The council has up to 20 working days to respond from the date of receipt.  The reply will confirm whether we hold the information and either provide it or explain why it cannot be disclosed.  Any charges for copying or research will be made in accordance with our policy and scale of charges.

What happens if my request is refused?

A request for information may only be refused if:

  • it is vexatious, voluminous or repeated
  • if we have asked you for more information in order to meet your request and you have not provided it
  • if it falls under one of the exemptions

If your request is refused, we will explain why and give you details of how to apply for an internal review of this decision using our comments and complaints system.  If, after an internal review, the Council still refuses your request, you may ask the Information Commissioner to review that decision.

In the interests of open government, the council makes public the list of Freedom of Information requests received.