We manage your personal information in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA) and ensure that you have access to our information through the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) and the Environmental Information Regulation.

The GDPR requires us to process personal data in a manner that is lawful, fair and transparent. The ways in which we process your data are explained at the point of collection and in the privacy notices on this website. The GDPR also gives you the right to see the information we hold about you through a Data Subject Access Request.

The FOIA describes how a public body, like the Council, must provide a Publication Scheme that sets out the information we routinely make available, and whether we may charge for providing additional information.

The term ‘publication’ refers to documents available in a variety of formats, for example, reports, leaflets, web pages or databases. The purpose of the publication scheme is to make as much information as possible freely available and easy to access, so that you do not need to make a specific Freedom of Information request.

You can access Freedom of Information requests raised with us on our Freedom of Information page