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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Information Request Form

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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 and agreed to retain an external body to manage requests received.

The Council entered in an agreement with IG Compliance Ltd.