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Freedom of Information

The Freedom of Information Act gives you the right to request information held by all UK public bodies, including Wiltshire Council.

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.

Publication Scheme

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.

Open data

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 to foi@wiltshire.gov.uk or post, to the Corporate Information Team, Wiltshire Council, County Hall, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, BA14 8JN.

Please provide a clear description of the information you require, your name and contact details.

Payment

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.