We are a publicly funded organisation and we are committed to provide as much information as possible about the way we work and the way your money is spent. On this page you will find a summary of the ways we do this.
Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 anyone can ask us questions about the information we hold. You do not need to give a reason for asking, but if you do it will help us identify all the relevant information and pass it on to you. For more information about making a request please visit our Freedom of Information page.
All recorded environmental information held by, or on behalf of, us is within the scope of the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (although disclosure of personal data is subject to the Data Protection Act). The legislation applies regardless of the age, format, origin or classification of information. It covers files, letters, etc and it extends to closed files and archived material as well as information in current use.
Our Standing Orders describe how we operate and contains all the detailed procedures and rules which we have adopted.
All councils in the UK are required by law to publish an Annual Statement of Accounts which is compiled in accordance with a code of accounting practice laid down by the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA).