The Freedom of Information Act gives you the right to request information held by all UK public bodies, including Wiltshire Council.
The Act is designed to:
- Encourage greater openness and accountability in the services we provide
- Help improve your level of trust in public authorities
- Encourage improvements in the way we interact with you
The Act requires authorities to maintain a Publication Scheme. This is a guide to the information that we publish as a matter of routine. Our Publication Scheme sets out the classes of information that we publish, how it will be published and accessed, what fees there might be, and the procedure for making requests etc. The scheme is intended to ensure that a wide range of information is easily available without the need to make specific requests for information.
For information not held on our Publication Scheme or available through other means, for example, our website, any person may make a request in writing to us asking for information. Subject to legal reasons, we are obliged to state whether we hold that information and if so we are required to provide a copy.
The council publishes information relating to the money it spends and also details of senior officers salaries and expenses.
Data Protection Act
The Data Protection Act 1998 gives you the right to access your own personal data, for more information see our Data Protection section.
How to make a request for information
If you wish to make a request for information, you will need to do so in writing, by email, fax or post, to the Corporate Information Team, see contact details below. Please provide a clear description of the information you require, your name and contact details.
If you need advice or assistance in making a request, please contact the Corporate Information Team using the contact details below.
Work is charged at £25 per hour, under 18 hours of work is free of charge.
Photocopying and postal charges may apply.
For more information on charges, please see our FOI Fees.
Last updated: 4 February 2011