Freedom of Information
It is a duty for parishes, under the Freedom of Information Act, to publish information to the public. This Parish Council adopted the Model Publication Scheme at it's meeting held in December 2008.
We are committed to making information available to the public as part of our normal business activities.
Requests for information should be made in writing (or by email) to the clerk (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Access to information
Lubenham Parish Council adheres to the Parish Council Model Scheme which has been approved by the Information Commissioner for a period from February 28th 2003 to 28th February 2007.
The purpose of the scheme is to be a means by which local councils can make a significant amount of information available routinely, without waiting for someone to specifically request it. The scheme is intended to encourage local councils to publish more information pro-actively and to develop a greater culture of openness and transparency.
In accordance with the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 the scheme specifies the classes of information as detailed below. Excluded throughout the scheme is general correspondence sent or received by councils and all information relating to private individuals by virtue of it being personal data under the Data Protection Act 1998.
The information contained in each class is available by application to the Clerk by arrangement between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on weekdays. Please telephone him to arrange an appointment on 07768 472 668
Class 1: Council internal practice and procedure
Hard copies of Minutes of council meetings limited to the last eighteen months (but an archive of Minutes appears on the 'Minutes Archive' page of this web site)
Procedural standing orders
Council's Annual report to the Parish Meeting
Class 2: Code of Conduct
Members' Declarations of Acceptance of Office
Members' Registers of Interests
Class 3: Periodic Electoral Review
Information relating to the last Periodic Electoral Review of the Council Area
Information relating to the latest boundary review of the Council Area
Class 4: Employment Practice and Procedure
Terms and Conditions of employment
Class 5: Planning Documents
Responses to planning applications
Class 6: Audit and Accounts
Annual Return Form - limited to the last financial year
Annual statutory report by Auditor (internal and external) - limited to last financial year.
Receipt/Payment books, receipt books of all kinds, Bank statement of all accounts - limited to last financial year
Precept Request - limited to last financial year
VAT records - limited to last financial year
Financial Standing Orders and Regulations
Exclusions; all commercially sensitive information eg quotations and tenders, loan documentation and insurance policies.