Thatcham Town Council

01635 863592
Thatcham Town Council, Brownsfield Road, Thatcham, RG18 3HF

Office hours: 8.30am to 5.00pm, Monday to Thursday / 8.30am to 4.30pm Friday

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Freedom of Information

Thatcham Town Council welcomes the Freedom on Information Act and its purpose to promote greater openness by public authorities. The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) gives you the right to access recorded information held by public sector organisations.

Anyone can request information, there are no restrictions on your age, nationality or where you live, however, some sensitive information isn’t available to members of the public.

Your request will be handled under different regulations depending on the kind of information you ask for, such as the:

  • Data Protection Act if you ask for information an organisation holds about you.
  • Environmental Information Regulations (EIRs) if you ask for environmental information.

How to make an FOI request

Contact the Town Council in writing to make a Freedom of Information (FOI) request. This can be by letter or email.

What to include

You should give:

  • your name;
  • a contact address; and
  • a detailed description of the information you want.

You can ask for information in a particular format, such as:

  • paper or electronic copies of information;
  • audio format; and
  • large print.

When you’ll get a response

You should get the information within 20 working days.


Most requests are free but you might be asked to pay a small amount for photocopies or postage.

Before submitting a Freedom on Information Act request, please see details of Thatcham Town Council’s publication scheme, you may be able to find the information you require.

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Council Meetings

Monday, 21st Sep 2020 6:15 pm - 7:00 pm

Staff Committee

Tuesday, 22nd Sep 2020 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Planning and Highways Committee

Monday, 28th Sep 2020 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Full Council

Upcoming Events

Saturday, 10th Oct 2020 - Sunday, 18th Oct 2020 All Day

Thatcham Festival

Sunday, 8th Nov 2020 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Remembrance Day

Saturday, 28th Nov 2020 6:55 pm

VE Day 75 Celebratory Concert