Freedom of Information - advice
The local authority provides information on the Freedom of
Information Act and advises citizens how to request public
information an authority may hold.
The Freedom of Information Act 2004 came into
force on 1 January 2005.
The effect of this is that written requests for information must
be responded to within 20 working days of receipt, and the response
must comply with the terms of the Act.
Scarborough Borough Council's approach to managing the
information requests is described in the Code of Practice
The Council adopted the Code of Practice at their Cabinet
meeting on 21 December 2004.
The publication scheme of Scarborough Borough Council is a
list of those classes of information which the Council is making
available to the public as a matter of course, and is part of the
Council's commitment to open government.
We now publish details of our
spending so you can see and comment on it.
If you have any comments or queries regarding the Freedom of
Information Act or the Publication Scheme, please contact:
Freedom of Information Officer
Scarborough Borough Council
St. Nicholas Street
Tel: 01723 232323
How to request Information
- Consider what information you are seeking
- Check to see if the information is included in the Publication
- If so, contact the Council as described in the Publication
- If not, submit a request in writing to email@example.com,
including in your request your name, an address for correspondence,
a clear description of the information requested and the
appropriate fee (if any).
If you are unhappy with the way in which your request for
information has been dealt with you can ask for the decision to be
reviewed under the Council’s Complaints Process.
If you remain dissatisfied following your review you can
contact the Information Commissioner at the following