Freedom of Information Requests

Freedom of Information (FOI)requests received by Steyning Parish Council

Freedom of Information Act

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 you have the right to access information held by the Parish Council.

The Council must also advise and assist you in making your request.

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) was passed on 30th November 2000.  It gives a general right of access to all types of recorded information held by public authorities.  It sets out exemptions from that right and places a number of obligations on public authorities.

The Act came into force in January 2005 and anyone wishing to exercise the right has to make a written request to the Parish Council.  If such a request is made, the Council is under obligation to inform that person whether or not the requested information exists and to supply access to the information, unless it is subject to an exemption.

Environmental Information Regulations

Section 39 of the Freedom of Information Act exempts environmental information from being dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act and provides it should be dealt with under the Environmental Information Regulations (EIR) which also came into force on 1st January 2005.

FOI Policy for Steyning Parish Council agreed Dec 2016

Making a request for information

If you wish to make a request for information under the FOIA or under the Environmental Information Regulations, you must:

  • make your request in writing, this includes email
  • supply your name and address so that we can respond to that request
  • state clearly the information you require, so that we can identify and locate it.

Where the request is for information that is subject to the Act, it will be dealt with accordingly.

To make a request you need to write to:   The Clerk, Steyning Parish Council, Fletchers Croft, Steyning, West Sussex BN44 3XZ

Or email The Clerk at  spcclerk@btconnect.com

In the event of you being dissatisfied with the Council’s response, you may ask for this to be reviewed and as before,  this request should be made in writing as above.

Should you still be dissatisfied with the reply you receive from the Council following the review process, you may wish to appeal  to  the Information Commissioner Office who can be contacted as follows:

 Information Commissioner’s Office Helpline: 08456 30 60 60   or   01625 54 57 45    Fax:  01625 524510 

By post: The Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF

By email: If your enquiry is about a new or existing notification under the Data Protection Act, please email notification@ico.gsi.gov.uk

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Reply from ICO in response to ROI request

SPC Response to FOI received 29.03.16 – Click here for PDF

FOI received 29.03.16 – Click here for PDF

Further SPC response to FOI received 30.12.15 – Click here for PDF

Follow up to FOI received 30.12.15 – Click here for PDF

SPC response to FOI received 30.12.15 – Click here for PDF

FOI received 30.12.15 – Click here for PDF

SPC response to FOI received 22.10.15 – Click here for pdf

FOI received 22.10.15 – Click here for pdf

SPC response to FOI received 19.10.15 – Click here for pdf

FOI request received 19.10.15 – Click here for pdf

SPC response to FOI received 15.10.15 – Click here for pdf

FOI request received 15.10.15 – Click here for pdf

Copies of documents were provided as requested.

FOI request received 05.10.15 – Click here for pdf

A copy of recordings of the minutes of Planning and Playing Field Committee minutes was provided to the requester.  Steyning Parish Council look forward to being able to upload recordings of meetings to the website in the near future.

FOI request received 22.07.15 – Click here for pdf

SPC response to FOI received 04.03.15 – Click here

FOI request received 04.03.15 – Click here

SPC response to FOI received 27.01.15 – Click here

Attachment to response to FOI 27.01.15 – Click here

FOI request received 27.01.15 – Click here

SPC response to FOI received 12.03.15 – Click here

FOI request received 12.03.15 – Click here

SPC response to FOI received 15.12.14 – Click here

FOI request received 15.12.14 – Click here

SPC response to FOI received 24.10.14 – Click here

FOI request received 24.10.14 – Click here

SPC response to FOI received 14.10.14 – Click here

FOI  request received 14.10.14 – Click here

 

 

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