Freedom of information

Information available from Ickford Parish Council under the model publication scheme 

Information to be published How the information can be obtained Cost
Class1 - Who we are and what we do(Organisational information, structures, locations and contacts) This will be current information only                                    N.B.Councils should already be publishing as much information as possible about how they can be contacted. (hard copy and website)


per sheet

Who’s who on the Council and its Committees


Contact details for Parish Clerk and Council members (named contacts where possible with telephone number and email address (if used))


Location of main Council office and accessibility details


Staffing structure    
Class 2 – What we spend and how we spend it(Financial information relating to projected and actual income and expenditure, procurement, contracts and financial audit) Current and previous financial year as a minimum website  
Annual return form and report by auditor Hard Copy – per sheet


Finalised budget website  
Precept website  
Borrowing Approval letter    
Financial Standing Orders and Regulations    
Grants given and received website - minutes
List of current contracts awarded and value of contract    
Members’ allowances and expenses    
Class 3 – What our priorities are and how we are doing(Strategies and plans, performance indicators, audits, inspections and reviews)     
Parish Plan (current and previous year as a minimum)

website - minutes

Annual Report to Parish or Community Meeting (current and previous year as a minimum) website  
Quality status    
Local charters drawn up in accordance with DCLG guidelines    
Class 4 – How we make decisions(Decision making processes and records of decisions) Current and previous council year as a minimum  Website - minutes  
Timetable of meetings (Council, any committee/sub-committee meetings and parish meetings) website  
Agendas of meetings (as above) noticeboard  
Minutes of meetings (as above) – nb this will exclude information that is properly regarded as private to the meeting. Website - minutes  
Reports presented to council meetings - nb this will exclude information that is properly regarded as private to the meeting. Website - minutes  
Responses to consultation papers    
Responses to planning applications Website - minutes  
Class 5 – Our policies and procedures(Current written protocols, policies and procedures for delivering our services and responsibilities) Current information only  website  
Code of Conduct Policy statements 

 All Councillors sign a code of Conduct.

Standing Orders  Standing Orders not adopted, but used for guidance if required.
Information security policy    
Records management policies (records retention, destruction and archive)  Archives at AVDC
Data protection policies    
Schedule of charges )for the publication of information) Per sheet


Class 6 – Lists and Registers Currently maintained lists and registers only  (hard copy or website; some information may only be available by inspection)  
Any publicly available register or list (if any are held this should be publicised; in most circumstances existing access provisions will suffice)    
Assets Register    
Disclosure log (indicating the information that has been provided in response to requests; recommended as good practice, but may not be held by parish councils)    
Register of members’ interests    
Register of gifts and hospitality    
Class 7 – The services we offer(Information about the services we offer, including leaflets, guidance and newsletters produced for the public and businesses) Current information only  (hard copy or website; some information may only be available by inspection)  
Burial grounds and closed churchyards    
Community centres and village halls    
Parks, playing fields and recreational facilities    
Seating, litter bins, clocks, memorials and lighting    
Bus shelters    
Public conveniences    
Agency agreements    
A summary of services for which the council is entitled to recover a fee, together with those fees (e.g. burial fees)    

            SCHEDULE OF CHARGES This describes how the charges have been arrived at and should be published as part of the guide.  

Disbursement cost Photocopying @ 10p per sheet (black & white) Cost of materials
  Photocopying @ 20p per sheet (colour) Cost of materials
  Postage Actual cost of Royal Mail standard 2nd class
Statutory Fee   In accordance with the relevant legislation (quote the actual statute)

   * the actual cost incurred by the public authority