If you are unhappy with the response you have received to your Freedom of Information request you have the option to refer it to the Council's Monitoring Officer who will conduct an Internal Review.
Once you have received the response from the Monitoring Officer to your Internal Review, if you are still unhappy you can then refer the request and EDDC's responses to the Information Commissioner who will then carry out an independent review of the Council's handling of your Freedom of Information request and Internal Review.
The Information Commissioner is the UK’s independent body set up to uphold information rights.
Tel: 0303 123 1113 (local rate) or 01625 545 745 if you prefer to use a national rate number
Information Commissioner's Office
Use this online form to request an Internal Review under the Freedom of Information Act.
Any personal information which you provide will be held and used by East Devon District Council for the purpose of processing your FOI request. Your information may be provided to a third party acting on our behalf for the purpose of processing your FOI request. Your information may also be shared within East Devon District Council for the purposes of carrying out our lawful functions. Otherwise your personal information will not be disclosed to anybody outside East Devon District Council without your permission, unless there is a lawful reason to do so, for example disclosure is necessary for crime prevention or detection purposes. Your information will be held securely and will not be retained for any longer than is necessary. There are a number of rights available to you in relation to our use of your personal information, depending on the reason for processing. Further detail about our use of your personal information can be found in the relevant Privacy Notice which can be accessed here.