Bodham Parish Council Publication Scheme
FORMALLY ADOPTED ON 2ND MARCH 2009 MINUTE REF: 376/5
This model publication scheme was prepared and approved by the Information
Commissioner. It has been adopted without modification by BODHAM PARISH COUNCIL
without further approval and will be valid until further notice.
This publication scheme commits the authority to make information available to the
public as part of its normal business activities. The information covered is included in
the classes of information mentioned below, where this information is held by the
authority. Additional assistance is provided to the definition of these classes in sector
specific guidance manuals issued by the Information Commissioner.
- The scheme commits the authority:
To proactively publish or otherwise make available as a matter of routine, information,
including environmental information, which is held by the authority and falls within the
- To specify the information which is held by the authority and falls within the
- To proactively publish or otherwise make available as a matter of
routine, information in line with the statements contained within this scheme.
- To produce and publish the methods by which the specific information is made routinely
available so that it can be easily identified and accessed by members of the public.
- To review and update on a regular basis the information the authority makes available
under this scheme.
- To produce a schedule of any fees charged for access to information which is made
- To make this publication scheme available to the public.
Classes of information
Who we are and what we do.
Organisational information, locations and contacts, constitutional and legal
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
How we make decisions.
Policy proposals and decisions. Decision making processes, internal criteria and
Our policies and procedures.
Current written protocols for delivering our functions and
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 method by which information published under this scheme will be made available
The authority will indicate clearly to the public at the end of this document what
information is covered by this scheme and how it can be obtained.
Where it is within the capability of a public authority, information will be provided
on a website. Where it is impracticable to make information available on a website or
when an individual does not wish to access the information by the website, a public
authority will indicate how information can be obtained by other means and provide it by
In exceptional circumstances some information may be available only by viewing in
person. Where this manner is specified, contact details will be provided. An
appointment to view the information will be arranged within a reasonable timescale.
Information will be provided in the language in which it is held or in such other
language that is legally required. Where an authority is legally required to translate any
information, it will do so.
Obligations under disability and discrimination legislation and any other legislation to
provide information in other forms and formats will be adhered to when providing
information in accordance with this scheme.
Charges which may be made for information published under this scheme
The purpose of this scheme is to make the maximum amount of information readily
available at minimum inconvenience and cost to the public. Charges made by the authority
for routinely published material will be justified and transparent and kept to a minimum.
Material which is published and accessed on a website will be provided free of charge.
Charges may be made for information subject to a charging regime specified by
Charges may be made for actual disbursements incurred such as:
- postage and packaging
- the costs directly incurred as a result of viewing information
Charges may also be made for information provided under this scheme where they are
legally authorised, they are in all the circumstances, including the general principles of
the right of access to information held by public authorities, justified and are in
accordance with a published schedule or schedules of fees which is readily available to
If a charge is to be made, confirmation of the payment due will be given before the
information is provided. Payment may be requested prior to provision of the information.
Information held by a public authority that is not published under this scheme can be
requested in writing, when its provision will be considered in accordance with the
provisions of the Freedom of Information Act.
INFORMATION COVERED BY THIS SCHEME
MINUTES and AGENDAS OF MEETING: Displayed on notice board and website.
Hard copies available.
ACCOUNTS : Displayed on notice board and available as hard copies from
the Clerk Inspection by appointment Contact 01262 822705
ALLOTMENTS Information available from the Clerk (see below)
REGISTERS OF INTERESTS: Held by North Norfolk District Council.
COUNCILLOR DETAILS: Displayed in Bodham Newsletter and on website.
CHARGES; Hard copies available for Minutes and Accounts free for one
copy. More copies at 10 pence per sheet.
Enquiries for above:
Clerk to Bodham Parish Council
John Stibbons, Langdale, Cromer Road, Gresham. Norwich. NR11 8RB
Website: www.bodhamvillage.co.uk link to
parish council information.