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Freedom of information (FOI)

From January 2005, the Freedom of Information Act (FoIA) has given every citizen the right to request information from public sector organisations, including Government, local authorities, the National Health Service, Schools, the Police and the Fire Service. You can use this and other legislation to request information from Stroud District Council.

Our publication scheme

The Council already makes a great deal of information available, by publishing it or allowing people to inspect it.

Our Publication Scheme provides a guide to the current information we routinely publish, or intend to publish. It aims to help you understand what information is already available, how to find/access it and whether or not a charge applies.

If you cannot find a reference to the information you want in our Publication Scheme (Available soon) (pdf) or by searching our website, you will need to ask us for it.

How do I make a written request

Once you have checked the information is not already available through our Publication Scheme, you will need to put your request in writing so we have a permanent record of it.

Your request will be dealt with under FoIA or the access rights applicable under other legislation, such as the Environmental Information Regulations 2004. (Information about the right of subject access under the Data Protection Act may be found on our data protection web pages).

If you would like to make an FOI request, please contact us:


or write to us at: Stroud District Council, Ebley Mill, Ebley Wharf, Stroud. GL5 4UB

This page was last updated: 20 February 2017

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