Freedom of Information

Before submitting a Freedom of Information request, please check out our Open Data page which contains a range of information about how the Council operates and what we spend. You may find the answer you are looking for contained there.

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 and Environmental Information Regulations 2004 apply to the Council, as they do to all other public authorities. Together the Acts give a general right of access to all types of recorded information held by the Council. They set out limitations and exemptions, and place a number of obligations on the Council.

Information is made available to the public under two categories.

  • Information of most interest is proactively published under the Council's Publication Scheme.
  • Other information is made available upon request (subject to exemptions).

What is a Publication Scheme?

A publication scheme is a guide to the information that the Council routinely publishes, whether on paper, over the internet or by any other means. The information published under this scheme aims to promote an understanding of how the Council makes decisions, carries out its duties and spends money.

View the Trafford Council Publication Scheme.

The Director of Legal and Democratic Services is the senior officer responsible for the publication scheme. Day to day maintenance of the scheme is the responsibility of our Information Governance Manager.

Further information