How to Make an Information Request

How to Make an Information Request

How to Make a Request for Information Under the Freedom of Information Act,Environmental Information Regulations, Data Protection Act

 

Freedom of Information ACT (FOIA)

Before making a request please read the FOI Policy that explains about accessing information held by Barrow-in-Furness Borough Council.  Is gives background to the regimes governing access and explains what rights these give you to access our information.

All requests must be made in writing (for example letter, fax, e-mail, via the website) and must contain the following information:

  • Your name (name of applicant) and address for correspondence  
  • Description of the information requested.

If the applicant is unable to put their request in writing the relevant assistance will be provided upon request.

On-line form.

You may submit your request to us now using the online Information Request Form

If sending a request by post it should be addressed to:

Freedom of Information,
Barrow-in-Furness Borough Council,
Town Hall,
Duke Street,
Barrow-in-Furness,
Cumbria,
LA14 2LD.

Contact by e-mail.

Alternatively please e-mail foi@barrowbc.gov.uk

Environmental Information Regulations (EIRs)

EIR requests may be made in any manner, including verbal requests over the telephone.

If sending a written request it should be addressed to:

Freedom of Information,
Barrow-in-Furness Borough Council,
Town Hall,
Duke Street,
Barrow-in-Furness,
Cumbria,
LA14 2LD.

Alternatively please e-mail eir@barrowbc.gov.uk

Data Protection Act 1998

Find out more about Barrow Borough Council's Data Protection Policy

All requests must be made in writing (for example letter, fax, e-mail, via the website) and must contain the following information:

  • Your name (name of applicant) and address for correspondence,
  • Description of the information requested.

You can print our Subject Access Request Form (PDF 38Kb).

You can also obtain a copy of this from by contacting the Council's Data Protection Officer.

Please complete this form and, together with proof of identity (copy of driving licence, passport etc.), and a fee of £10 (cheque or postal order made payable to "Barrow Borough Council",  send it to:

The Data Protection Officer,
Barrow-in-Furness Borough Council,
Town Hall,
Duke Street,
Barrow-in-Furness,
Cumbria,
LA14 2LD.

Alternatively please e-mail dpa@barrowbc.gov.uk

Acting on behalf of someone else?

If you are acting on behalf on a third party (including a family member) you are required to obtain signed consent from that individual.

A copy of the Council's Data Protection Code of Practice: Disclosure to Third Parties can be found here.  The document includes a form for use for this purpose.

If you have any queries you can contact:

Corporate Support Division
Barrow-in-Furness Borough Council,
Town Hall,
Duke Street,
Barrow-in-Furness,
Cumbria,
LA14 2LD.

Alternatively please e-mail dpa@barrowbc.gov.uk