Access to information

Birstall Parish Council has adopted the Information Commissioner's model Publication Scheme and has published the following guide to information available under the scheme.

We aim to publish as much information as we can online. However, some items are only available in print. You should be aware that the Council is entitled to withhold certain information.

Follow this link for full details about the Freedom of Information Act

You can use the form below to make a request under the Freedom of Information Act.

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REQUEST SUMMARY

RECEIVED DATE

RESPONSE DATE

RESOLUTION

EXEMPTION

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

FOI18012019

2019/20 BUDGET AND RESERVES

21/01/2019

12/02/2019

INFORMATION PROVIDED IN PART. SOME INFORMATION NOT HELD - PART EXEMPT- CLOSED

EXEMPT FROM RELEASE UNDER SECTION 22

FOI13082019

BPC POLICY AND PROCEDURE FOR CO-OPTION OF PARISH CLLRS

13/08/2019

15/08/2019

ANSWERED IN FULL - CLOSED

FOI16082019

SALARIES AND HOURS WORKED BY CLERK AND DEPUTY CLERK

13/01/2020

20/01/2020

INFORMATION PROVIDED IN PART RELATING TO HOURS, SALARIES QUESTION IS EXEMPT FROM RELEASE - CLOSED

SECTION 40(2)

FOI07222019

REQUEST FOR A HARD COPY OF BPC CLLR HANDBOOK

08/11/2019

27/11/2019

INFORMATION IS NOT HELD - CLOSED

FOI08112019A

POLICY REVIEW AND PROCESS FOR REVIEWING COUNCIL POLICIES

08/11/2019

27/11/2019

ANSWERED IN FULL - CLOSED

FOI08112019B

COUNCILLOR TRAINING COURSES AND REGULARITY OF TRAINING FOR CLLRS

20/11/2019

27/11/2019

ANSWERED IN FULL - CLOSED

FOI20112019

FURTHER INFORMATION RE: COUNCILS TRAINING STRATEGY

20/11/2019

27/11/2019

ANSWERED IN FULL - CLOSED

FOI13012020

LEGAL FEES IN RESPECT OF DISPUTE WITH BOROUGH COUNCILLOR

13/01/2020

20/01/2020

ANSWERED IN FULL - CLOSED

FOI24062020A

REQUEST FOR ANALYSIS OF BUDGET FOR YOUTH CAFE FOR 2019/2020, COSTS FOR UTILITIES RELATED TO YOUTH CAFE AND BALANCE OF SUBSCRIPTIONS RECEIVED AND EXPLANATION OF HOW THE MONEY WAS SPENT AND IF IT WAS INCLUDED IN PARISH COUNCIL ACCOUNTS

24/06/2020

22/07/2020

INFORMATION ON BALANCE SHEETS AND BUDGET COSTINGS PROVIDED - SUBSCRIPTION - REFUSAL NOTICE GIVEN - REPEATED AND VEXATIOUS REQUEST - NO FURTHER RESPONSES REQUIRED

SECTION 14(2) REPEATED REQUEST
SECTION 14(1) VEXATIOUS REQUEST

FOI24062020B

BMX TRACK - AUDIT TRAIL ON WORKS AND INVOICES PAID. REPORTS TO CLLRS IN MARCH AND AUGUST 2019 AND COPIES OF ALTERNATIVE QUOTES OBTAINED

24/06/2020

22/07/2020

SOME INFORMATION PROVIDED - PART REFUSAL AS REPEATED AND VEXATIOUS REQUEST - NO FURTHER RESPONSE REQUIRED

SECTION 14(2) REPEATED REQUEST
SECTION 14(1) VEXATIOUS REQUEST

OCT 2020 - NOTIFIED BY ICO OF COMPLAINT RECEIVED. AWAITING CASE OFFICER CONTACT

FOI24062020B

TREES AT WORCESTER AVE - COPIES OF ALL CORRESPONDENCE IN THE LAST FOUR YEARS - DETAILS OF WORK CARRIED OUT BY PC STAFF AND ACTIONS TAKEN SINCE 2018 - ALL CORRESPONDENCE RELATING TO LEASE WITH CHARNWOOD BOROUGH COUNCIL REGARDING THE LEASED LAND AT WORCESTER AVE - TREE POLICY - COPIES OF RECORDS FOR THE LAST FOUR YEARS TO 31 MAY 2020

24/06/2020

22/07/2020

REFUSAL OF REQUEST - REPEATED AND VEXATIOUS - NO FURTHER RESPONSE REQUIRED

SECTION 14(2) REPEATED REQUEST
SECTION 14(1) VEXATIOUS REQUEST

OCT 2020 - NOTIFIED BY ICO OF COMPLAINT RECEIVED. AWAITING CASE OFFICER CONTACT

FOI07122020

CEMETERY FEES FOR NON RESIDENTS. DATE OF WHEN THE PARISH COUNCIL INTRODUCED TREBLE FEES AND WERE NON-RESIDENTS ADVISED OF THESE COSTS WHEN RESERVING GRAVE SPACES

07/12/2020

06/01/2021

INFORMATION PROVIDED IN PART. SOME INFORMATION WAS NOT HELD. CONSIDERATION WAS GIVEN TO SEARCHING 60 YEARS OF MANUAL RECORDS AND RETREIVING ANY MINUTES ARCHIVED AT THE CENTRAL RECORDS OFFICE (CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19)

SECTION 12 - COMPLIANCE OF MAIN PART OF REQUEST WOULD EXCEED THE APPROPRIATE LIMIT OF £450

INTERNAL REVIEW REQUESTED AND UNDERTAKEN BY THE COUNCILS RETAINED INDEPENDENT DPO. INTERNAL REVIEW RESULTS UPHELD THE ORIGINAL DECISION. REQUESTER INFORMED 18/01/2021

Data Protection Officer (DPO)

The introduction of the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) removed the requirement for the Parish Council to have in place a Data Protection Officer, which was usually assumed to be included in the role of the Clerk.

At the Parish Council meeting in January 2019, the Clerk removed herself from this role and the Parish Council accepted the decision.