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Publication Scheme

Freedom of Information Act

This model publication scheme has been prepared and approved by the Information Commissioner. It may be adopted without modification by any public authority without further approval and will be valid until further notice.

This publication scheme commits an 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 an 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 classifications below.
  • To specify the information which is held by the authority and falls within the classifications below.
  • 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 proactively available.
  • To make this publication scheme available to the public.
  • To publish any dataset held by the authority that has been requested, and any updated versions it holds, unless the authority is satisfied that it is not appropriate to do so; to publish the dataset, where reasonably practicable, in an electronic form that is capable of re-use; and, if any information in the dataset is a relevant copyright work and the public authority is the only owner, to make the information available for re-use under the terms of the Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2015, if they apply, and otherwise under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act section 19.
    The term ‘dataset’ is defined in section 11(5) of the Freedom of Information Act. The term ‘relevant copyright work’ is defined in section 19(8) of that Act.

Classes of information

Information available from Temple Cloud with Cameley Parish Council under the model publication scheme is listed below.  The documents can be inspected at a mutually convenient date and time and/or can be accessed from the council’s website www.templecloud.org.uk.

Who we are and what we do.

Organisational information, locations and contacts, constitutional and legal governance.

Information publishedHow the information can be obtained
Who’s who on the Council
list of members, Working Parties and Committees
Website or hard copy
Contact details for Parish Clerk and Council members
Named contacts where possible with email address and a telephone number for the Chairman
Website or hard copy
Staffing structureHard copy

What we spend and how we spend it.

Financial information relating to projected and actual income and expenditure, tendering, procurement and contracts.

Information publishedHow the information can be obtained
Annual return form and report by auditorWebsite and hard copy
Finalised budgetHard copy
PreceptHard copy
Financial Standing Orders and RegulationsWebsite or hard copy
Grants given and receivedWebsite or hard copy
List of payments / current contracts awarded and value of contractWebsite or hard copy
Members’ expensesHard copy

What our priorities are and how we are doing.

Strategy and performance information, plans, assessments, inspections and reviews.

Information publishedHow the information can be obtained
Action PlanWebsite or hard copy
Annual Report to Parish or Community Meeting (current and previous year as a minimum)Website or hard copy
Quality statusWebsite

How we make decisions.

Policy proposals and decisions. Decision making processes, internal criteria and procedures, consultations.

Information publishedHow the information can be obtained
Timetable of meetings Council and Parish meetingsWebsite
Agendas of meetingsWebsite and hard copy and on council notice boards (by bus stop on the Village Green and on the junction of Temple Inn Lane and on Village Hall)
Minutes of meetings – (Note: this will exclude information that is properly regarded as private to the meeting.)Website and hard copy and on council notice boards (by bus stop on the Village Green and on the junction of Temple Inn Lane and on Village Hall)
Reports presented to council meetings (Note: this will exclude information that is properly regarded as private to the meeting.)Website and/or hard copy
Responses to consultation papersHard copy
Responses to planning applicationsAvailable on BANES Council planning portal

Our policies and procedures.

Current written protocols for delivering our functions and responsibilities.

Information publishedHow the information can be obtained
Policies and procedures for the conduct of council business:
Procedural standing orders detailing delegated authority and terms of reference
Code of Conduct
Policy statements
Website or hard copy
Policies and procedures for the provision of services and about the employment of staff: Complaints proceduresWebsite or hard copy
Schedule of charges for the publication of informationContained in this policy

Lists and registers.

Information held in registers required by law and other lists and registers relating to the functions of the authority.

Information publishedHow the information can be obtained
Any publicly available register or list
If any are held this should be publicised
Website or hard copy; some only by inspection
Assets RegisterWebsite or hard copy
Register of members’ interestsWebsite or hard copy
Register of gifts and hospitalityDetailed on member’s registers of interest as above.

The services we offer.

Advice and guidance, booklets and leaflets, transactions and media releases. A description of the services offered.

Information publishedHow the information can be obtained
Community venues including Temple Cloud Village HallWebsite or hard copy.
Parks, playing fields and recreational facilitieshard copy
Seating, litter bins, clocks, memorials and lightinghard copy
Bus sheltershard copy

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 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 those means.

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 Parliament. Charges may be made for actual disbursements incurred such as:

  • photocopying
  • 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 the public.

Charges may also be made for making datasets (or parts of datasets) that are relevant copyright works available for re-use. These charges will be in accordance with the terms of the Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2015, where they apply, or with regulations made under section 11B of the Freedom of Information Act, or with other statutory powers of the public authority.

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.

Written requests

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.

Contact Details

For requests in writing, please contact the clerk by email or post:

Email:

Correspondence address:

Charges            

Photocopying – £2.50 up to 10 A4 sheets, then 25p per additional sheet

Postage – actual cost Royal Mail standard 2nd class

(both costs payable in advance)

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