Freedom of Information
The Freedom of Information Act 2000 extends the right to allow public access to all types of information held by public authorities. The Act will not make available private and confidential information covered by the Data Protection Act 1998.
All Local Authorities must adopt and maintain the Model Publication Scheme, which has been prepared and approved by the Information Commissioner. This Model Publication Scheme commits an authority to make information available to the public as part of its normal business activities.
Freedom of Information requests should be made to the Clerk of the Council:
email: [email protected]
post: Town Hall, Market Street, Chapel-en-le-Frith, High Peak, SK23 0HP
Tel: 01298 813320
Important notes on placing a request for information:
- The application must be in writing / sent via e-mail.
- Must provide an address for correspondence.
- Contain sufficient and concise information to allow us to conduct a search.
- The Council has up to 20 working days to respond fully to the request, subject to clarification or exemption.
- A charge may be requested for providing certain information, applicants shall be notified in writing in advance giving the reasons.
We hope that the Clerk of the Council will be able to help you and give you the information you need in a timely manner. Should you find that the information you receive is not what you want, the first point of contact should again be the Clerk of the Council. If the requested information is unavailable you will be provided with the reasons for this decision. However, if you consider that the Council has not dealt with your request in a fair manner and the matter cannot be resolved informally, you can use the Council's Complaints Procedure.
If the above procedures have been followed and have failed to provide the information or a satisfactory reason for not providing what you want, then you may contact: