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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