Freedom of Information

INFORMATION AVAILABLE FROM

FARINGDON  TOWN  COUNCIL

UNDER THE MODEL PUBLICATION SCHEME

 Approved by Council : 10th December 2008

 Information to be Published How the information can be obtained  Cost
Class 1 – Who we are and what we do(Organisational information, structures, location and contacts)This will be current information Website:  www.faringdontowncouncil.gov.ukTown Clerk’s Office:

The Corn Exchange, Faringdon

Tel:  01367 240281

 
Who’s who on the Council and its Committees WebsiteHard Copy – Town Clerk’s office Free
Contact details for Parish Clerk and Council members WebsiteHard Copy – Town Clerk’s office Free
Location of main Council office and accessibility details WebsiteHard Copy – Town Clerk’s office Free
Staffing structure WebsiteHard Copy – Town Clerk’s office Free
     
Class 2 – What we spend and how we spend it(Financial information relating to projected and actual income and expenditure, procurement, contracts and financial audit)Current and previous financial year as a minimum    
Annual return form and Auditor’s report Hard copy – Town Clerk’s office £1 per set
Finalised budget/Precept Hard copy – Town Clerk’s office £1 per set
Borrowing approval letter Hard copy – Town Clerk’s office Free
Financial Standing Orders & Regulations Website or Hard Copy – Town Clerk’s office £1 per set
Grants given and received Website or Hard Copy – Town Clerk’s office Free
List of current contracts awarded and value of contract Website or Hard Copy – Town Clerk’s office Free
Members’ allowances and expenses Hard copy – Town Clerk’s office Free
 
Class 3 – What our priorities are and how we are doing(Strategies and plans, performance indicators, audits, inspections and reviews    
Annual Report to Town Meeting (current and previous year as a minimum) Minutes of Annual Town Meeting available on Website and from Town Clerk’s office Free
Class 4 – How we make decisions(Decision making processes and records of decisions)Current and previous council year as a minimum    
Timetable of meetings (Council, any committee/sub-committee meetings and parish meetings) WebsiteHard Copy – Town Clerk’s office Free
Agendas of meetings (as above) Website and hard copy – Town Clerks Office Free
Minutes of meetings (as above)NB  This will exclude information that is properly regarded as private to the meeting. Website for at least one year. Minutes up to 5 years available in hard Copy – Town Clerk’s officeMinutes older than 5 years available from Oxford Records Office. Free
Reports presented to Council meetingsNB  This will exclude information that is properly regarded as private to the meeting. Website – where available electronicallyHard Copy where not available electronically – Town Clerk’s office Free
Responses to consultation papers Website – where available electronicallyHard Copy where not available electronically – Town Clerk’s office Free
Responses to planning applications Available as part of Planning & Highways Committee MinutesWebsiteHard Copy – Town Clerk’s Office Free
Bye-laws Not available electronicallyHard Copy – Town Clerk’s office Free
     

 

 

Class 5 – Our policies and procedures(Current written protocols, policies and procedures for delivering our services and responsibilities)Current information only    
Policies and procedures for the conduct of Council business:Procedural standing ordersCommittee and sub-committee terms of referenceDelegated authority in respect of officersCode of ConductPolicy statements Where available electronicallyWebsiteHard Copy – Town Clerk’s office
Policies and procedures for the provision of services and about the employment of staff:Equality and diversity policyHealth & Safety PolicyRecruitment policies (including current vacancies)Policies and procedures for handling requests for informationComplaints procedures (including those covering requests for information and operating the publication scheme) Where available electronically – WebsiteHard Copy – Town Clerk’s office
Class 6 – Lists and RegistersCurrently maintained lists and registers onlyu
Any publicly available register or list
Assets Register Where available electronically – WebsiteHard Copy – Town Clerk’s office
Register of members’ interests For inspection only – Town Clerk’s office
Register of gifts and hospitality For inspection only – Town Clerk’s office
Class 7 – The services we offer(Information about the services we offer, including leaflets, guidance and newsletters profuced for the public and businesses)Current information only
Allotments Where available electronically – WebsiteHard Copy – Town Clerk’s office Free
Burial grounds and closed churchyards Where available electronically – WebsiteHard Copy – Town Clerk’s office Free
Parks, playing fields and recreational facilities Where available electronically – WebsiteHard Copy – Town Clerk’s office Free
Seating, litter bins and memorials Where available electronically – WebsiteHard Copy – Town Clerk’s office Free
Bus shelters Where available electronically – WebsiteHard Copy – Town Clerk’s office Free
Agency agreements Where available electronically – WebsiteHard Copy – Town Clerk’s office Free
A summary of services for which the Council is entitled to recover a fee, together with those fees Where available electronically – WebsiteHard Copy – Town Clerk’s office Free
Additional InformationThis will provide Councils with the opportunity to publish information that is not itemised in the lists above
     

 

Schedule of Charges

 In general, a charge will be only be made for copies of documents which are more than 10 pages in length – other copies will be supplied free of charge.   The following describes how the charges have been arrived at.

Disbursement Cost

Photocopying @ 10p per sheet (b&w)

Photocopying @ 20p per sheet (colour)

Postage – Actual cost of 2nd class post