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Freedom of Information Publication Scheme

Freedom of Information Publication Scheme

Guide to Information available through the Model Publication Scheme 2013

The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (the Act) requires Scottish public authorities to produce and maintain a publication scheme. Authorities are under a legal obligation to

  • publish the classes of information that they make routinely available,
  • tell the public how to access the information and what it might cost.

Clackmannanshire Council has adopted the Model Publication Scheme produced by the Scottish Information Commissioner. The scheme has the Commissioner's approval until 31 May 2017.

You can see this scheme on the Commissioner's website or by contacting us at the address below.

The purpose of this Guide to Information is to:

  • allow you to see what information is available (and what is not available) in relation to each class.
  • state what charges may be applied.
  • explain how you can find the information easily.
  • provide contact details for enquiries and to get help with accessing the information.
  • explain how to request information we hold that has not been published.

Availability and formats

The information we publish through the model scheme is, wherever possible, available on this site.

We offer alternative arrangements for people who do not want to, or cannot, access the information online or by inspection at our premises. For example, we can usually arrange to send information to you in paper copy (although there may be a charge for this).

Exempt information

We will publish the information we hold that falls within the classes of information below. If a document contains information that is exempt under Scotland's freedom of information laws (for example sensitive personal information or a trade secret), we may remove or redact the information before publication but we will explain why.

Copyright

Clackmannanshire Council holds the copyright for the vast majority of information in this publication scheme. All of this information can be copied or reproduced (but not re-used - see below) without our formal permission, provided it is copied or reproduced accurately, is not used in a misleading context, and provided that the source of the material is identified.

The publication scheme may however contain information where the copyright holder is not the Council. In most cases the copyright holder will be obvious from the documents.

In cases where the copyright is unclear, however, it is the responsibility of the person accessing the information to locate and seek the permission of the copyright holder before reproducing the material or in any other way breaching the rights of the copyright holder.

Information about Crown copyright material and the Queen's Printer for Scotland is available via the Scottish Government's site.

We can provide you with a copy of this information if you do not have internet access.

Re-Use of Public Sector Information

Access to the information does not mean that copyright has been waived, nor does it give the recipient the right to re-use the information for a commercial purpose.

If you intend to reuse information obtained from the scheme, and you are unsure whether you have the right to do so, you are advised to make a request to the Council to re-use the information. Your request will be considered under the Re-Use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2005 (RPSIs) for which a charge may be imposed. In the event that a charge is payable, you will be advised what this is and how it has been calculated.

If you would like more information on the re-use of information, please contact the Council's Governance Services, Kilncraigs, Greenside Street, Alloa, FK10 1EB, e: democracy@clacks.gov.uk

Guidance on the RPSI regulations can also be found on the Office of Public Sector Information (OPSI) website.

We can provide you with a copy of this information if you do not have internet access.

Charges

This section explains when we may make a charge for our publications and how any charge will be calculated.

There is no charge to view information on our website or at our premises except where there is a statutory fee, for example, for access to registers.

We may charge for providing information to you e.g., photocopying and postage, but we will charge you no more than it actually costs us to do so. We will always tell you what the cost is before providing the information to you.

Our photocopying charge per sheet of paper is shown below:

Black and white photocopying
  • Size of paper pence per sheet of paper
    • A3 20p
    • A4 10p
Colour photocopying
  • Size of paper Pence per sheet of paper
    • A3 60p
    • A4 30p
CD-Rom

Information provided on CD-Rom will be charged at �3 per computer disc.

Postage

Postage costs will be recharged at the rate we pay to send the information to you.

Printing

When providing copies of pre-printed publications, we will charge no more than the cost per copy of the total print run.

We do not pass any other costs on to you in relation to our published information.

This charging schedule does not apply to our commercial publications (see Class 8 below). These items are offered for sale through retail outlets such as book shops, academic journal websites or museum shops and their price reflects a 'market value' which may include the cost of production.

Contact us

You can contact us for assistance with any aspect of this publication scheme:

Governance Service, Clackmannanshire Council, Kilncraigs, Greenside Street, Alloa, FK10 1EB9

Tel: 01259 450000
Fax: 01259 452230

email: democracy@clacks.gov.uk

We will also be pleased to advise you how to ask for information that we do not publish, or how to complain if you are dissatisfied with any aspect of this publication scheme.

The classes of information that we publish

We publish information that we hold within the following classes. Once information is published under a class we will continue to make it available for the current and previous two financial years.

Where information has been updated or superseded, only the current version will be available. If you would like to see previous versions, you may make a request to us for that information.

The classes are:

  • Class 1: About the authority
  • Class 2: How we deliver our functions and services
  • Class 3: How the authority takes decisions and what we have decided
  • Class 4: What we spend and how we spend it
  • Class 5: How we manage our human, physical and information resources
  • Class 6: How we procure goods and services from external providers
  • Class 7: How we are performing
  • Class 8: Our commercial publications

For Further Information Contact

Senior Governance Officer, Democracy Team
Kilncraigs, Greenside Street, Alloa, FK10 1EB
Tel: 01259 450000
Email: