FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT – Your right to know
From the 1st January 2005 anyone can ask for access to information held by public authorities – including the Parish Council. You can ask for any recorded information that is kept. The Act gives greater access to everyone to information about how decisions are reached and how services are delivered.
WHAT IS THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT? The Freedom of Information Act (FOI) operates alongside the Data Protection Act, which allows people to access information about themselves – for example personnel records or information held by credit reference agencies and also alongside the Environmental Information Regulations, which give people access to information about the environment.
North Horsham Parish Council adopted a Publication Scheme on 13th November 2008. The Scheme details the information that is already made routinely available, for example copies of agendas, reports and minutes are also held at Horsham Library.
The publication scheme contains information regarding how to make a request, contact details for both the Parish Council and the Information Commissioner, charges and the classes of information that are available.
If you wish to make a Freedom Of Information request, please view the Freedom Of Information Publication Scheme