Freedom of information

The Freedom of Information Act gives you the right to request information held by all UK public bodies, including Dawlish Town Council.

The Act is designed to:

  • Encourage greater openness and accountability in the services we provide
  • Help improve your level of trust in public authorities
  • Encourage improvements in the way we interact with you

Publication Scheme

The Act requires authorities to maintain a Publication Scheme. This is a guide to the information that we publish as a matter of routine. Our Publication Scheme sets out the classes of information that we publish, how it will be published and accessed, what fees there might be, and the procedure for making requests etc. The scheme is intended to ensure that a wide range of information is easily available without the need to make specific requests for information.

For information not held on our Publication Scheme or available through other means, for example, our website, any person may make a request in writing to us asking for information. Subject to legal reasons, we are obliged to state whether we hold that information and if so we are required to provide a copy.

Click here to view our Freedom of Information Publication Scheme.

Data Protection Act

The Data Protection Act 2018 gives you the right to access your own personal data, for more information please view the Council’s Information & Data Protection Policy and / or contact the council on townclerk@dawlish.gov.uk

How to make a request for information

If you wish to make a request for information, you will need to do so in writing, by email or post, to the Town Clerk via the contact details below. Please provide a clear description of the information you require, your name and contact details.

If you need advice or assistance in making a request, please contact the Town Clerk.

For more information on charges, please view our Freedom of Information Publication Scheme.