Under the Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2015 (RPSI), we must make information about our core responsibilities and functions accessible and available for re-use unless it is restricted or excluded from disclosure.
In general, any information that has been published will be made available for re-use.
You do not need to ask permission to re-use any accessible information which the Council holds the copyright, but you must agree and comply with the terms of the Open Government Licence (OGL).
Where information is not released under the OGL, you will need to request permission for re-use under the RPSI regulations.
We will deal with your request within 20 working days, unless your request is complicated.
Our response will tell you about any conditions for re-use and if you will be charged a fee. Please see our Access to Information Charging Schedule November 2018 for more information.
In most cases information will be available to re-use free of charge. If you require paper copies of documents then printing and postage costs will apply.
If the information is available electronically and you are happy to receive it by email there will be no charge.
If you have made a request and are unhappy with our decision, you can write to us at email@example.com. Your request will be examined again by a senior officer who has had no part in dealing with your initial request. This will be done within 20 working days of your initial response.
If, following the review you are still not satisfied, you can make an appeal to the Information Commissioner Office (ICO) and request that they review the decision.
The Publication Scheme is our Information Asset Register which lists the information we produce that may be of interest or value.
For more information about the regulations, please see the detailed guidance at The National Archives (Office of Public Sector Information).