Freedom of Information Act

Freedom of Information Act 2000
Information available from NORTH MYMMS Parish Council under the model publication scheme

Information to be published How the information can be obtained Cost
Class1 – Who we are and what we do

(Organisational information, structures, locations and contacts)

This will be current information only

N.B. Councils should already be publishing as much information as possible about how they can be contacted.

Notice boards, hard copy and/or website 10p per page
Who’s who on the Council and its Committees Notice boards, hard copy and/or website. 10p per page
Contact details for Parish Clerk and Council members (named contacts where possible with telephone number and email address (if used)) Notice boards, hard copy and/or website 10p per page
Location of main Council office and accessibility details 1a Bushwood Close
Welham Green
North Mymms
AL9 7YZ(Monday to Thursday 8am to 4pm)Tel: 01707 268418e-mail: Click HERE to contact uswww.northmymms.org
Staffing structure Clerk to the Council, Asst Clerk/Book-keeper, and 3 Grounds Staff
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

Hard copy and/or website 10p per page
Annual return form and report by auditor Hard copy and/or website 10p per page
Finalised budget Hard copy 10p per page
Precept Hard copy 10p per page
Borrowing Approval letter None
Financial Standing Orders and Regulations Hard copy and/or website 10p per page
Grants given and received Hard copy and/or website 10p per page
Members’ allowances and expenses None
Class 3 – What our priorities are and how we are doing

(Strategies and plans, performance indicators, audits, inspections and reviews)

10p per page
Parish Plan (current and previous year as a minimum) In preparation
Annual Report to Parish or Community Meeting (current and previous year as a minimum) Hard copy and/or website 10p per page
Quality status None
Local charters drawn up in accordance with DCLG guidelines None
Class 4 – How we make decisions

(Decision making processes and records of decisions)

Current and previous council year as a minimum

(hard copy or website) 10p per page
Timetable of meetings (Council, any committee/sub-committee meetings and parish meetings) Notice boards, hard copy and/or website 10p per page
Agendas of meetings (as above) Notice boards, hard copy and/or website 10p per page
Minutes of meetings (as above) – nb this will exclude information that is properly regarded as private to the meeting. Hard copy and/or website 10p per page
Reports presented to council meetings – nb this will exclude information that is properly regarded as private to the meeting. Hard copy and/or website 10p per page
Responses to consultation papers Hard copy 10p per page
Responses to planning applications Hard copy 10p per page
Bye-laws Hard copy and/or website 10p per page
Class 5 – Our policies and procedures

(Current written protocols, policies and procedures for delivering our services and responsibilities)

Current information only

Website
Policies and procedures for the conduct of council business:

Procedural standing orders

Committee and sub-committee terms of reference

Delegated authority in respect of officers

Code of Conduct

Policy statements

 Website
Policies and procedures for the provision of services and about the employment of staff:

Internal policies relating to the delivery of services

Equality and diversity policy

Health and safety policy

Recruitment policies (including current vacancies)

Policies and procedures for handling requests for information

Complaints procedures (including those covering requests for information and operating the publication scheme)

Website
Information security policy
Records management policies (records retention, destruction and archive)
Data protection policies
Schedule of charges (for the publication of information) Hard copy and/or website
Class 6 – Lists and Registers

Currently maintained lists and registers only

(hard copy; some information may only be available by inspection) 10p per page
Any publicly available register or list (if any are held this should be publicised; in most circumstances existing access provisions will suffice) N/A
Assets Register Website
Disclosure log (indicating the information that has been provided in response to requests; recommended as good practice, but may not be held by parish councils) N/A
Register of members’ interests Website
Register of gifts and hospitality Hard copy 10p per page
Class 7 – The services we offer

(Information about the services we offer, including leaflets, guidance and newsletters produced for the public and businesses)

Current information only

(hard copy or website; some information may only be available by inspection) 10p per page
Allotments Hard copy 10p per page
Burial grounds and closed churchyards None
Community centres and village halls None
Parks, playing fields and recreational facilities Website
Seating, litter bins, clocks, memorials and lighting None
Bus shelters None
Markets None
Public conveniences None
Agency agreements None
A summary of services for which the council is entitled to recover a fee, together with those fees (e.g. burial fees) None
Additional Information

This will provide Councils with the opportunity to publish information that is not itemised in the lists above

Contact details: Christine Wootton, Clerk to the Council

North Mymms Parish Council
1a Bushwood Close
Welham Green
North Mymms
AL9 7YZ

Tel:  01707 268418

e-mail:  e-mail: Click HERE to contact us

Web: northmymms.org

Office Hours: Monday to Thursday – 8.00 am – 4.00 pm

SCHEDULE OF CHARGES

This describes how the charges have been arrived at and should be published as part of the guide.

TYPE OF CHARGE DESCRIPTION BASIS OF CHARGE
Disbursement cost Photocopying @ 10p per sheet (black & white) Clerks time, paper and photo-copy charge
Photocopying @ ..p per sheet (colour) Not available
Postage

Actual cost of Royal Mail standard 2nd class

Statutory Fee In accordance with the relevant legislation (quote the actual statute)
Other