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Freedom of information publication scheme

Details of Lancaster City Council's Publication Scheme, including the classes of information that we publish.

Classes of information

Who we are and what we do

Contact details for all customer-facing departments

What we spend and how we spend it

What our priorities are and how we are doing

How we make decisions

Our policies and procedures

Lists and registers

Public registers and registers held as public records:

Services provided by the council

Excluded information

  • Information protected from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act
  • Incomplete or information in draft form
  • Information no longer readily available for example archived records

How to access information in this scheme

Electronic documents - These can be accessed free of charge from this website

Datasets - These are available under the relevant licence as indicated on our website

Hard copy documents - If these are required a charge may be made to recover costs for photocopying and postage. We will notify you at the time of your request if any charges apply and any charges will be payable in advance.

In person - Some information may be available only by viewing in person. Where this form is specified, contact details will be provided. An appointment to view the information will be arranged within a reasonable timescale.

Accessibility - The authority will translate information where it is legally required to translate under disability and discrimination legislation.

Charges for information published under this scheme

Charges may be made for information provided under this scheme where:

  • There is legally authorisation or where a schedule of fees is readily available to the public
  • Printing, copying or postage costs need to be recovered
  • Making datasets (or parts of datasets) that is relevant copyright works available for re-use

If a charge is to be made, payment may be requested prior to provision of the information.


Written requests

Information held that is not published under this scheme can be requested in writing. Its provision will be considered under the Freedom of Information Act.

Last updated: 23 November 2016