Freedom of Information

Information available from Keynsham Town Council under the model publication scheme.

Class 1 - Who we are and what we do 

Organisational information, structures, locations and contacts (Current information only).

Information to be publishedHow the information can be obtainedCost
Who’s who on the Council and its CommitteesWebsite or Hard CopyFree
Contact details for the Town Clerk and Council membersWebsite or Hard CopyFree
Location of Council office and accessibility detailsWebsite or Hard CopyFree
Staffing structureWebsite or Hard CopyFree

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).

Information to be publishedHow the information can be obtainedCost
Rights to inspect the AccountsWebsite or Hard CopyFree
Annual Return 2018/19Website or Hard CopyFree
Finalised budgetHard CopyFree
Precept & Council Tax Leaflet
Website or Hard CopyFree
Financial RegulationsHard Copy or WebsiteFree
Standing Orders
Hard Copy or WebsiteFree
Grants given and receivedWebsite or Hard CopyFree
List of current contracts awarded and value of contractHard CopyFree
Members’ allowances and expensesHard CopyFree
Final Income & Expenditure 2018/19Website or Hard CopyFree

Class 3 – What our priorities are and how we are doing 

Strategies and plans, performance indicators, audits, inspections and reviews (Current and previous year as a minimum)

Information to be publishedHow the information can be obtainedCost
Parish Plan (current and previous year)Hard CopyFree
Annual Report to Parish or Community Meeting(current and previous year as a minimum)Website or Hard CopyFree
Quality statusHard CopyFree
Local charters drawn up in accordance with DCLG guidelines(None at present, but if any subsequently
Website or Hard Copy)
Free

Class 4 – How we make decisions 

Decision making process and records of decisions (Current and previous council year as a minimum)


Information to be publishedHow the information can be obtainedCost
Timetable of all meetings (see Agendas of meetings below)Website or Hard CopyFree
Agendas of meetingsWebsite or Hard CopyFree
Minutes of meetings - NB this will exclude information that is properly regarded as confidential to the meeting.Website or Hard CopyFree
Reports presented to council meetings - NB this will exclude information that is properly regarded as confidential to the meeting.Hard CopyFree
Responses to consultation papersHard CopyFree
Responses to planning applicationsHard CopyFree
Bye-lawsn/a

Class 5 – Our policies and procedures 

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

Information to be publishedHow the information can be obtainedCost

POLICIES AND PROCEDURES FOR THE CONDUCT OF COUNCIL BUSINESS:

Website or Hard copyFree

POLICIES AND PROCEDURES FOR THE PROVISION OF SERVICES AND ABOUT THE EMPLOYMENT OF STAFF

Website or Hard copyFree
Records management policies (records retention, destruction and archive)Hard copyFree
Data protection policiesHard copyFree
Schedule of charges (for the publication of information)Hard copyFree

Class 6 – Lists and Registers 

Currently maintained lists and registers only

Information to be publishedHow the information can be obtainedCost
Any publicly available register or listBy inspection (if held)Free
Assets RegisterBy inspectionFree
Disclosure log (indicating the information that has been provided in response to requests; recommended as good practise, but may not be held by Town Councils)By inspectionFree
Register of members interestsWebsite or By inspectionFree
Register of gifts and hospitalityBy inspectionFree

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)

Information to be publishedHow the information can be obtainedCost
AllotmentsWebsite or Hard CopyFree
Burial groundsWebsite or Hard CopyFree
Community centres and hallsn/a
Parks, playing fields and recreational facilitiesWebsite or Hard CopyFree
Seating, litter binsHard CopyFree
Bus sheltersHard CopyFree
Marketsn/a
Agency agreementsHard CopyFree
A summary of services for which the council is entitled to recover a fee, together with those feesHard CopyFree
Public conveniences

 Additional Information  

 

Contact Details

Town Clerk, Keynsham Town Council, 15-17 Temple Street, Keynsham, BS31 1HF

SCHEDULE OF CHARGES
* One copy of any document will be supplied free of charge to any Keynsham resident, for collection from the Town Council Offices. For multiple copies, and/or for documents which are requested for posting are free up to the value of £10.00.