The Freedom of Information Act requires every public body to adopt and maintain a Freedom of Information Publication Scheme setting out the information it holds and those publications available to the public.
The Publication Scheme also indicates the manner in which Eastbourne Borough Council intends to publish information, whether a charge will be made and how you can obtain the information.
Eastbourne Borough Council has adopted the Information Commissioner's new Model Publication Scheme. The Commissioner's Scheme includes seven categories. The Commissioner's general classes that we have adopted are:
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 relating to projected and 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 and other lists and registers relating to the functions of the authority.
The services we offer
Advice and guidance, booklets and leaflets, transactions and media releases. A description of the services offered.
The classes of information will not generally include:
Information the disclosure of which is prevented by law, or exempt under the Freedom of Information Act, or is otherwise properly considered to be protected from disclosure.
Information in draft form.
Information that is no longer readily available as it is contained in files that have been placed in archive storage, or is difficult to access for similar reasons.
The Publication Scheme is available below: