Freedom of Information

The Freedom of Information Act has been in force since 1 January 2005 and all councils in Dorset are committed to providing the public with as much information as possible.

How to make a FoI request:  Please write to the Town Council using the Information Request Form below.

Please try to be as specific as possible when requesting information, following the Information Commissioners Guidelines:

*  You can ask for any information you think a public authority may hold.   The right only covers recorded information.
*  You should identify the information you want as clearly as possible.
*  Your request can be in the form of a question, rather than a request for specific documents, but the authority does not have to answer your question if this would mean creating new information or giving an opinion or judgment that is not already recorded.
*  Some information may not be given to you because it is exempt, for example because it would unfairly reveal personal details about somebody else.

A Full copy of the ICO Guidance on How to access information from a Public Body may be viewed at:

The majority of requests are free, however there may be charges if the request takes over 18 hours work to compile or for photocopying charges over £5.  A list of charges can be found in the Council’s Publication Scheme

Freedom of Information Request Form

Information Commissioner’s Office – Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) Decision Notice

Following a complaint made to the Information Commissioner’s Office, the complaint has been considered by the Commissioner and the decision notice sets out the reasons for the decision.  Please click this link to view the ICO Decision Notice 14 April 2014