Freedom of Information Act


About The Freedom of Information Act

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 gives citizens anywhere in the world the right of access to all this Council's information. This means you have the right to:

  1. be told if we hold the information, and 
  2. be provided with that information unless the information is exempt (within 20 working days)

We have also produced a leaflet to help explain the FOI process and answer frequently asked questions.

We also have an FOI page that helps you find some of the most commonly-requested information.

We have several policy and procedure documents relating to information requests that were approved by our Executive on 13th September 2004:

Access to information requests are managed centrally by Information Governance team. This ensures all responses and disclosure decisions are consistent. This is particularly important when considering the public interest test and applying exemptions.

You can send requests to the dedicated email address:

Or complete the online FOI & EIR request form

Or write to:

Information Access Requests
Northampton Borough Council
The Guildhall
St Giles Square
Northampton, NN1 1DE

or call 01604 838536

Publication scheme

We have produced a publication scheme that explains how to make requests for information and lists all the classes of information we have. You can access a copy of the Scheme in one of the following ways:

More about FOI

Further information on FOI can be found on the following websites: