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Freedom of Information

Freedom of Information

The Freedom of Information Act and Environmental  Information Regulations give you the right to request recorded information held by Wiltshire council.  Recorded information includes printed documents, computer files, letters, emails, photographs and sound or video recordings.

The General Data Protection Regulation  gives you the right to access your personal data; personal data is information about you.  For further information about personal information see our data protection pages.

Publication Scheme

This is a guide to the information that we publish as a matter of routine.  The scheme is intended to make sure that a wide range of information is easily available without the need to make a specific request for information.

This category includes information on our organisational structure, locations and contacts such as:

The Council Constitution

The Council Democratic structure

Our organisational chart

The locations and opening times of our buildings

Our contact details

Information about elected councillors including their contact details

The most recent election results

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This category includes financial information about income and expenditure, contracts and financial audit, such as:

How council tax is spent

Elected members allowances scheme

Staff allowances and expenses, pay and grading structure

Expenditure of £250 and above

Contracts and tenders

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This category includes information about our strategies, plans and performance contained in;

Our Annual report and our budget

More resources will be published here when they become available.

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This category includes information on our decision making process and records of decisions.

Information on council meetings, including agenda's, minutes, and background papers.

Major policy proposals and decisions.

Public consultations

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This category includes information about the services the council provides.

A list of our Services can be found on the home page of our web site

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Local Authorities are required to prepare a budget statement by the 31st March each year for the following financial year and an outturn statement after the end of that financial year. Details of budget and outturn statements

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A list of FoI and EIR requests processed in the past two years.

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A list of FAQ's, together with our responses.  The list is regularly updated to include current 'hot topics'

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Local Government Transparency Code 2015

The Transparency Code was issued to meet the Government’s desire to place more power into citizens’ hands to increase democratic accountability and make it easier for local people to contribute to the local decision making process and help shape public services.

The Code sets out what information must be published by local authorities and the frequency at which that information is to be made available. Published information.

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Requests for information

Details of how you can request information using FoI or EIR, including what we will do with the information you give us.

FOI/EIR Request statistics

Public authorities are encouraged to publish statistics on their performance on handling requests under the legislation; we publish these figures quarterly. The previous 2 full calendar years figures are below together with quarter one 2019 figures.  Quarter two 2019 figures will be published in July 2019.

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Last updated: 24 July 2019 | Last reviewed: 24 July 2019