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.
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:
Our organisational chart on Salaries and expenses
Council offices information has opening times and locations of our buildings
Our contact details
Information about elected councillors including their contact details
The most recent Election results
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
Council payments of £250 and above
Strategic procurement hub for contracts and tenders
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
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. Section 52/251 statements for details of our budgets and outturn statement.
A list of Freedom of Information disclosure log processed in the past two years.
Freedom of Information disclosure log has a list of frequently asked questions, together with our responses. The list is regularly updated to include current 'hot topics'
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. Open data.
Requests for information
Details of how you can request Freedom of Information requests 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. Quarter three 2020 figures will be published in November 2020.