Wednesday , February , 21 2018

Freedom of Information Act 2000

One of the aims of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is that public authorities should be clear and proactive about the information they make available to the public. The Act is intended to encourage organisations to make more information available to the public and to develop a greater culture of transparency and openness.

Information already requested

Please see downloadable documents below for a list of requests received for each calendar year since the Act came into force. If you would like a copy of a response please email [email protected] giving the reference number.
 You can also have a look at our  Open Data site, where we are putting our most commonly requested datasets.

Requests for information

The Freedom of Information Act came into full force on 1 January 2005 when applicants were able to exercise their full right to request access to any information Carlisle City Council holds. Held means information recorded in any format.

If you require information about yourself held by Carlisle City Council, this is dealt with under the Data Protection Act 1998.

  Freedom of Information- FAQ

How do I appeal about the council's refusal to disclose?

If you are dissatisfied with our response you have the right to request an internal review. The internal review will be carried out by an officer with no previous involvement with your request.

If, after the internal review, you are still not satisfied, you may wish to request an independent review from the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO). Requests for a review by the ICO should be made in writing directly to:

The Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Cheshire SK9 5AF

Tel: 0303 123 1113, e-mail [email protected].

(It should be noted the ICO would, under normal circumstances, only review a decision if the council's internal review procedures have been exhausted)

For more information please contact:

The Council's Corporate Information Officer

Telephone: 01228 817165

E-mail: [email protected]

Corporate Information Officer
Carlisle City Council
Civic Centre

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