Maidstone Borough Council right to call themselves a Borough Council

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Dear Maidstone Borough Council,

What gives Maidstone Borough Council the right to call themselves a Borough Council please provide all info you hold.

MBC have already confirmed that they do not have a Royal Charter granting them the privilege to call themselves a borough.

Yours faithfully,

D Speller

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MBC have already confirmed that they do not have a Royal Charter granting them the privilege to call themselves a borough.

Complaints & FOI (MBC), Maidstone Borough Council

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Dear Mr Speller


I am writing to confirm that the Council has now completed its search for the information which you requested

A copy of the information is enclosed in the format you requested.

The supply of information in response to a freedom of information request does not grant an automatic right to re-use the information. Under UK copyright law you can use any information supplied for the purposes of private study and non-commercial research without requiring permission. Similarly, information supplied can also be re-used for the purposes of news reporting. An exception to this is photographs.

For other forms of re-use, for example publishing the information, you would need the permission of the organisation or person who owns the copyright. In the case of information produced by government departments and agencies you can re-use the information under the Open Government Licence. For information about this please see

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Yours sincerely,


Complaints & FOI
Policy and Information Team
Maidstone Borough Council, Maidstone House, King Street, Maidstone, Kent
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