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Freedom of Information (FOI)

We want to create a climate of openness and dialogue with the public and stakeholders and believe improved access to information about the council will help the development of such an environment.

We also believe that individuals have a right to privacy and confidentiality. This Freedom of Information Policy does not overturn our duty of confidence or statutory provisions that prevent disclosure of personal identifiable information. The release of such information continues to be covered by the Data Protection Act 1998.

The Council has a right to discharge its functions effectively. We can therefore use exemptions contained in the Freedom of Information Act. An Absolute Exemption can be applied or a Qualified Exemption can be reasonably used to protect public interest.

How do I make a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act?

A freedom of information request will be accepted in the following formats:

                    Customer Services Manager
                    Boston Borough Council
                    Municipal Buildings
                    West Street
                    Boston
                    Lincolnshire
                    PE21 8QR

Disclosure Log

The disclosure log below lists our responses to FOI requests from April to June 2017. If you would like a copy of any of the responses please email the reference number to foi@boston.gov.uk

Related documents

Size Name
[20kb] FOI Publication Apr-Jun 2017 Freedom of Information publication April to June 2017

The documents in this section are in Adobe Acrobat format (pdf). You will need Acrobat Reader to view these files which can be downloaded from the Adobe website free of charge.