Chesterfield Borough Council already makes a large amount of information available to its citizens in an open and friendly way. Information can be obtained through its website, leaflets and many other publications. The council wants Chesterfield's residents to have access to all the information they need so that they can become involved in the council's work.
Under the Freedom of Information Act, increased access to information from all public bodies has become routine, and part of the Act requires that we have a Publication Scheme.
Our Publication Scheme has been approved by the Information Commissioner, who is responsible for promoting good practice and ensuring compliance with Freedom of Information and Data Protection laws.
The scheme lists the information that will be published as a matter of course, the manner in which that information is published and if there is a charge for receiving that information.
How to request information
Submit a request information under the Freedom of Information Act online, or write to:
Freedom of Information Officer
Chesterfield Borough Council
Alternatively, you can send a fax to 01246 345 252, marking requests for the attention of the Freedom of Information officer.
We will then provide a full reply or any reasons why we cannot provide the requested information within 20 working days.
Visit the links below for more information on your rights, and how to complain if you think you have been refused information you think you're entitled to: