The Freedom of Information Act 2000 gives a general right of access to all types of recorded information held by public authorities, sets out exemptions from that right and places a number of obligations on public authorities.

The Parish Council has adopted the 2009 Model Publication Scheme issued by the Information Commissioner’s Office. This endorses our commitment to routinely publish and make available a broad amount of information about the council as part of our normal business activities. The Model Publication Scheme is available below.

We aim to ensure that a significant amount of information is available without the need for a specific request, and therefore minimise inconvenience and cost to the public. Most of the information is available here on our website. In addition, where possible or practicable we make information available on the four parish notice boards located in the village centre, and at Kent Street, Moat Lane and on Westfield Lane opposite Baldslow Down.

Guide to Information

The council has produced a table showing the information that is available, how it can be obtained and whether there is a charge. This guide includes a schedule of charges where applicable. The guide is available below in pdf format or a paper copy may be obtained from the Parish Clerk: Kate Darbyshire
113 Westfield Lane
St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex
TN37 7NJ
Tel: 01424 756973

Further information about the Freedom of Information Act can be found on the Information Commissioner’s Office website.

http://www.ico.gov.uk 

2009 Model Scheme

Westfield FOI Scheme