Freedom of Information

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 provides public access to information held by public authorities.

Anyone can make a request for information – there are no restrictions on your age, nationality or where you live.

To make a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act, please contact:

Or you can write to:

The Clerk to the Corporation
Activate Learning
Oxpens Road

Please include the following details:

  • your name;
  • contact details;
  • a detailed description of the recorded information you want.

We are able to process most FOI requests for free, but you might be asked to pay a small amount for photocopies or postage. In these cases you will be informed when we acknowledge your request.
You should receive the information within 20 working days. If we need more time, we will contact you and tell you when you can expect the information.

We can refuse to release certain information to the public under the following circumstances:

  • it is not information we currently hold;
  • it is exempt under the act;
  • it would cost too much or take too much staff time to deal with the request.

If you are unsatisfied with the outcome of your request, you should ask for an internal review in the first instance. If you are still unsatisfied following an internal review, you can complain to the Information Commissioners Office (ICO).

Further information concerning the Freedom of Information Act can be found here: