Publication scheme

Publication scheme overview

This is our guide to information, it lists information we publish as a matter of routine.

This is to fulfill our obligations under Section 19 Freedom of Information Act 2000.

We follow the ICO model publication scheme.

Where we can, we publish information on our website. When it is not practical to publish on a website, we will state how to access information in other ways. If an individual does not wish to use the website, they can contact us by making a written request.

Classes of information

We break the information in our publication scheme into different classes.

We class the information we hold as:

Who we are and what we do

Organisational information, locations and contacts, constitutional and legal governance.

What we spend and how we spend it

Financial information on projected, actual income and expenditure, tendering, procurement and contracts.

What our priorities are and how we are doing

Strategy and performance information, plans, assessments, inspections and reviews.

How we make decisions

Policy proposals and decisions. Decision making processes, internal criteria and procedures, consultations.

Our policies and procedures

Current written protocols for delivering our functions and responsibilities.

Lists and registers

Information held in registers required by law. Other lists and registers relating to functions of the authority.

The Services we offer

Advice and guidance, booklets and leaflets, transactions and media releases. A description of the services offered.

Exclusions

Our classes of information do not generally include information:

  • the Freedom of Information Act (FOI) prevents us from disclosing
  • that is exempt from disclosure under the FOI
  • we consider has protected status from disclosure
  • information in draft form
  • information that is no longer readily available. This can be in files we have placed in archive storage, or is difficult to access for similar reasons

Freedom of Information Officer

Address: Causeway House
Bocking End
Braintree
Essex
CM7 9HB

Telephone: 01376 552525