The Freedom of Information (FOI) Act

Background information to the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act, previous FOI responses, make an FOI request and how to report a data breach.


An information request must be made in writing by using our online form, sending an email, fax or letter via post. You must provide a name and address, and clearly set out what information you are requesting. 

Please send all postal FOI requests to:

Information Team,
7th Floor Bernard Weatherill House,
8 Mint Walk,

The council has 20 working days from receipt of the request to respond, either by providing the information requested or refusing the request. School related enquiries will be managed within 20 working days.