If you are unhappy with the way your request was handled your request, or if you are dissatisfied with the response you have received, you may make a complaint to the Council. If you are still unhappy with your request … Continue reading
If you wish to obtain personal information held by the Council about you, you are entitled to do so under the Data Protection Act, 1998. For further information about accessing personal information visit our accessing your personal data pages.
Documents that can be identified and obtained via our Publication Scheme will either be available free of charge or with a fee. The scheme will indicate if there is a fee. There may also be a fee for providing information … Continue reading
If you submit a request, under the Act, the Council is legally required to inform you: whether or not the information is held at Devon County Council whether or not the information is subject to any exemptions provide the information … Continue reading
The FOI Act requires these requests to be made in writing , including email , and the Council will ensure help is available to do this if needed. Your written request must: state clearly what information is required state the … Continue reading
The Council already has a policy of making general information available on request. This policy will continue. The Freedom of Information Act provides additional methods by which you can obtain information from the Council. These are: A. The Publication Scheme … Continue reading
As a general rule, you are entitled to request any information created within the Council or received from elsewhere and held by us. There are too many examples to list here but may include: agendas and minutes policies reports expenditure … Continue reading
Since January 1 2005 anyone has been able to, whatever their age, nationality, location or reason.
It is designed to: encourage greater openness and accountability in public authorities help increase levels of public trust encourage improvements in our interaction with the public. The ‘spirit’ of the Act is of full disclosure although there are some exemptions … Continue reading
It is new legislation which gives you, the public, a general right of access to all types of recorded information held by public authorities such as Devon County Council. The Freedom of Information Act 2000 allows people to see how … Continue reading