Carlisle City Council's statement of public task under the re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2015
This statement describes Carlisle City Council’s Public Task for the purposes of the Re-Use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2015 (the Re-use Regulations).
Re-use means the use of public sector information for a purpose other than the initial purpose for which it was produced, held, collected or disseminated.
Carlisle City Council was established in 1974 and is the district authority for the city of Carlisle in Cumbria, England. It is a district council, meaning that it is responsible for running local services, such as waste collection, planning, licensing, and environmental health. Carlisle City Council is based at the Civic Centre, Rickergate, Carlisle.
Carlisle City Council’s vision is to improve the health, wellbeing and economic prosperity of the people of Carlisle. We will work in partnership to further establish our position as the regional centre and focus for investment, ensuring that residents can share in the benefits through increased opportunities and greater choice of jobs, range of housing, and a quality environment.Our principles are clarity, confidence and commitment.
Carlisle City Council is bound by statute. Our functions are set out in numerous Acts of Parliament and many of these functions have associated legal duties.A comprehensive list of all duties and statutes applicable to local authorities (not all of which apply to Carlisle City Council) can be found at data.gov.uk.
The role of the council is to exercise its functions (powers and duties) in areas which are devolved to it under various Acts of Parliament eg Local Government Acts, in the following areas:
Documents identified as available for re-use
The information that we collect and create is done so in accordance with our public task and is therefore generally available for re-use, subject to certain exclusions such as where access is restricted under other legislation, for example:
Details of information that we have already published for re-use can be found on our open data pages.The majority of information released will be done so under an Open Government Licence.
If you wish to re-use information which is not currently available, you may submit a combined access and re-use request under both the Freedom of Information Act and the Re-Use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2015.If we have released information previously but not under an Open Government Licence you may contact us to review this.
We will respond as soon as possible, and no later than 20 working days after receiving your request.If a full response to your request will take us longer than 20 working days we will contact you within the 20 day period to explain why.
If you wish to make a complaint about the way a request has been handled please contact us in the first instance and will we endeavour to rectify for you.If we are unable to resolve your complaint you may make an appeal to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).Further information can be found on their website at www.ico.org.uk.
Requests can be made via our address shown on our Freedom of Information page, or alternatively you can email us at [email protected].Complaints will be dealt with in line with the standard council complaints procedure – further information can be found on corporate complaints page.