Burghfield Parish CouncilFreedom of Information

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 and the Environmental Information Regulations 2004, effective from 1st January 2005, aim to enhance transparency and accessibility in local government operations. These laws give the public the right to request information from local authorities and receive a response.

Requests can be refused based on specific conditions outlined in the legislation, which can be challenged through a review process.

Below is a log of FOI requests received over the past five years, excluding basic inquiries. This log helps illustrate the workload of our Clerk and Committees. Requests are listed individually, or as multiple questions within a single request, reflecting the time required for responses.

Our Publication Scheme details the information we routinely publish. We encourage parishioners to check our website before submitting a request, as available information only requires directing to the published data.

Most requests come from a small number of parishioners, indicating the effectiveness of our public information dissemination. For transparency, we include the hours spent handling each request, with a standard cost calculation of £25 per hour.

For more detailed information and updates, please refer to the spreadsheet below.

Parish Council

P.O Box 7381,

0118 983 1748