Freedom of Information

Information available from Meriden Parish Council under the model publication scheme

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CLASS 1:
Who are we and What we Do
How Information can be obtainedCost
(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/or website)
Who's who on the Council and its CommitteesWebsite
Hard copy from the Clerk
Meriden Library
Free
10p per sheet
Free
Contact details for Parish Clerk and Council members (named contacts where possible with telephone number and email address (if used))Website
Parish Notice Board
Hard copy from the Clerk
Free
Free
10p per sheet
Location of main Council office and accessibility detailsWebsite
Parish Notice Board
Hard copy from the Clerk
Free
Free
10p per sheet
CLASS 2:
What we spend and how we spend it
How Information can be obtainedCost
(Financial information relating to projected and actual income and expenditure, procurement, contracts and financial audit)
Current and previous financial year as a minimum
(hard copy and/or website)
Annual return form and report by auditorHard copy from the Clerk10p per sheet
Finalised BudgetHard copy from the Clerk10p per sheet
PreceptHard copy from the Clerk 10p per sheet
Financial Standing Orders and RegulationsHard copy from the Clerk 10p per sheet
Grants given and receivedHard copy from the Clerk 10p per sheet
List of current contracts awarded and value of contractHard copy from the Clerk 10p per sheet
Members' allowances and expenses Hard copy from the Clerk 10p per sheet
CLASS 3:
What our priorities are and how we are doing
How Information can be obtainedCost
(Strategies and plans, performance indicators, audits, inspections and reviews)(hard copy and/or website)
Annual Report to Parish or Community Meeting (current and previous year as a minimum)Website
Hard copy from the Clerk
Free
10p per sheet
CLASS 4:
How we make decisions
How Information can be obtainedYes
(Decision making processes and records of decisions)
Current and previous council year as a minimum
(hard copy or website)
Timetable of meetings (Council, any committee/sub-committee meetings and parish meetings)Website
Parish Noticeboard
Meriden Library
Hard copy from the Clerk
Free
Free
Free
10p per sheet
Agendas of meetings (as above)Parish Noticeboard (3 days prior to mmeeting)
Hard copy from the Clerk
Free
10p per sheet
Minutes of meetings (as above) - N.B. this will exclude information that is properly regarded as private to the meeting.Website
Library
Hard copy from the Clerk
Free
Free
10p per sheet
Reports presented to council meetings - N.B. this will exclude information that is properly regarded as private to the meeting.Hard copy from the Clerk 10p per sheet
Responses to consultation papersHard copy from the Clerk10p per sheet
Responses to planning applicationsHard copy from the Clerk10p per sheet
CLASS 5:
Our policies and procedures
(Current written protocols, policies and procedures for delivering our services and responsibilities)
Current information only
How Information can be obtainedCost
Policies and procedures for the conduct of council business:
Procedural standing orders Hard copy from the Clerk10p per sheet
Code of Conduct Hard copy from the Clerk10p per sheet
Policies and procedures for the provision of services and about the employment of staff:
Policies and procedures for handling requests for informationWebsite Free
Complaints procedures (including those covering requests for information and operating the publication scheme)(Currently being drafted)
Schedule of charges (for the publication of information)Website
Hard copy from the Clerk
Free
10p per sheet
CLASS 6:
Lists and Registers
Currently maintained lists and registers only
How Information can be obtainedCost
(hard copy or website; some information may only be available by inspection)
Assets RegisterHard copy from the Clerk 10p per sheet
Register of members' interestsHard copy from the Clerk 10p per sheet
CLASS 7:
The services we offer
How Information can be obtainedCost
(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)
AllotmentsHard copy from the Clerk10p per sheet
Additional InformationHow Information can be obtainedCost
This will provide Councils with the opportunity to publish information that is not itemised in the lists above
Clerks contract of employmentHard copy from the Clerk10p per sheet

SCHEDULE OF CHARGES

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

Type of ChargeDescriptionBasis of Charge
Disbursement costPhotocopying @ 10p per sheet (black & white)Actual cost*
PostageActual cost of Royal Mail standard 2nd class
Statutory Fee In accordance with the relevant legislation (quote the actual statute)
Other

*the actual cost incurred by the public authority