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Guide Freedom of Information Request guide

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3. How can you access information held by the Council?

The council already has a policy of making general information available on request.  This policy will continue.  The Freedom of Information Act provides additional methods by which you can obtain information from the council.  These are:

  • The Publication Scheme.  This scheme is a signpost to where you can find information that the council makes publicly available.  It sets out what information the council publishes and how and when it publishes information.  Every entry lists how the information is available.
  • Requests submitted in the last year
  • Individual Access Requests.  If the information you want is not in the Publication Scheme or published on the website, you may submit an Individual Access Request to the council to obtain it, subject to some exemptions.  The Freedom of Information Act requires these requests to be made in writing. To do this you can submit your request via our online request form, in an email to foi@eastdevon.gov.uk or by letter to:

Freedom of Information Officer
East Devon District Council
Knowle
SIDMOUTH
EX10 8HL