Decision details

Freedom of Information Policy

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To present the draft of the Council’s Freedom of Information policy to the Overview and Scrutiny Commission for review.


The Freedom of Information Policy be adopted.

Reasons for the decision:

The current adopted policy was 4-years old and due for a review.  Whilst there had not been any fundamental changes to statutory requirements, the new policy was improved for the benefit of the people wishing to contact the Council regarding Freedom of Information.

Alternative options considered:

1.     To adopt the amended Policy.

2.     Do nothing.

Report author: Ross Bangs

Publication date: 18/10/2018

Date of decision: 16/10/2018

Decided at meeting: 16/10/2018 - Cabinet

Effective from: 26/10/2018

Accompanying Documents: