Publication Scheme

Richard Steel made this Freedom of Information request to Acol Parish Council

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Acol Parish Council did not have the information requested.

Dear Acol Parish Council,

Please may I have a copy of your Publication Scheme?

Yours faithfully,

Richard Steel

Sent request to Acol Parish Council again, using a new contact address.

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The Council responded "The Parish Council does not have a Publication Scheme."

The Parish Toolkit (and multiple other sources) state that “under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, a parish council has a duty to adopt and maintain a model publication scheme. The model scheme, in essence, commits a parish council to produce and publish the method by which the specific information will be available so that it can be easily identified and accessed by members of the public”. The scheme contents are expanded upon in The Good Councillor’s Guide (and other guidance) by, for example, highlighting activities that a Parish Council MUST do, including items such as a Code of Conduct.