The Freedom of Information Act places a legal obligation on Mid Devon District Council to produce a Publication Scheme. The scheme is produced in line with the model publication scheme as recommended by the Information Commissioners Office.
The scheme commits Mid Devon District Council to:
- proactively publish or otherwise make available as a matter of routine, information, including environmental information, which is held by the authority and falls within the classification below.
- produce and publish the methods by which the specific information is made routinely available so that it can be easily identified and accessed by members of the public.
- review and update on a regular basis the information the authority makes available under this scheme.
- produce a schedule of any fees charged for access to information which is made proactively available
Classes of information
Who we are and what we do - Organisational information, structures, locations and contacts.
What we spend and how we spend it - Financial information about projected and actual income and expenditure, procurement, contracts and financial audit.
What our priorities are and how we are doing - Strategies and plans, performance indicators, audits, inspections and reviews.
How we make decisions - Decision making processes and records of decisions.
Our policies and procedures - Current written protocols, policies and procedures for delivering our services and responsibilities.
Lists and registers
The services we offer - Information about the services that the Council provides including leaflets, guidance and newsletters.
The method by which information under this scheme will be made available - The majority of information listed under the scheme is available on the Council's website. Where this is not the case a hard copy shall be made available on request.
Charges which may be made for information published under this scheme - Information that is available through the Council's website is available free of charge. Specific documents referred to in the publication scheme can be viewed by holding control on your keyboard and clicking on the document name. Hard copies of this information can be made available but may incur a charge to copy costs. Documents held in electronic form by the Council can be sent by email free of charge or a hard copy can be sent at the cost of copying the document. Where documents are only available to view by appointment there is no charge.
Information held by Mid Devon District Council that is not published under this scheme can be requested in writing, when its disclosure will be considered under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act.
If you are unhappy with the content of the publication scheme and wish to make a complaint, you should write to:
The Information Management Officer
Mid Devon District Council
Devon EX16 6PP
Tel: 01884 264916
If you are not content with the outcome of your complaint, you may apply directly to the Information Commissioner. Generally the ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the complaints procedure provided by the Authority. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:
The Information Commissioner's Office
Cheshire SK9 5AF
Tel: 01625 545745