This page contains details of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) came into effect on 1st January 2005 and covers all information held by public bodies. The intention is that any information on any subject held by a public body should be made available to the general public. A right of access to this information is given in FOIA: this includes a right to be told if the information exists, as well as the right to receive it, subject to certain limitations.
Under FOIA, the Council is required to produce a publications scheme. This must set out the different classes of information that the Council publishes and how access to that information may be obtained.
Making A Freedom of Information Request to the Council
Requests for information under FOIA must be sent to the Compliance Officer preferably by email firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, you can post your request to the main Council Offices on Station Road, Wigston, Leicester, LE18 2DR. Please provide a contact telephone number on any correspondence.
When the Council receives your request, it must respond within 20 working days. You will be informed if the Council holds the information and if there is a charge for supplying it. This depends on how you wish the Council to provide the information requested.
If you are denied access to information through the Council applying one or more of the exemptions under FOIA, or if you are dissatisfied with the information supplied, you may make a complaint to the Council using the contact details on the right.
Last updated: Friday, 3 December 2021 1:41 pm