One of the aims of the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act is that public authorities should be clear and proactive about the information they make available to the public. These publication schemes are intended to encourage organisations to make more information available and to develop a greater culture of openness. A publication scheme must specify:
- The classes of information we publish or intend to publish.
- The manner in which they will be published.
- Whether the information is available free of charge or on payment of a fee.
Following the model publication scheme provided by the Information Commissioners Office (ICO), this publication scheme is based on seven classes of information:
- Who we are and what we do
- What we spend and how we spend it.
- What our priorities are and how we are doing.
- How we make decisions.
- Our policies and procedures.
- Lists and registers.
- The services we offer
The classes of information will generally not include:
- The disclosure of information which is prevented by law, or exempt under the Freedom of Information Act, or is otherwise properly considered to be protected from disclosure.
- Information in draft form.
- Information that is no longer readily available as it is contained in files that have been placed in archive storage, or is difficult to access for similar reasons.
By adopting the ICO's model scheme, we are committed to the following;
- To proactively publish information, covering each of the seven classes.
- To communicate the availability and details of this information.
- To review and update this information on a regular basis.
Material which is published and accessed on this website can be downloaded free of charge. Some information that is only available in hard copy format may incur charges; for photocopying, printing, postage and packaging, in accordance with our fees and charges .
All of the publications listed below are available on this website free of charge. Should you require a paper copy of any of these files, please call the Contact Centre on 01768 817817 to organise and pay for printing and/or postage.
Who we are and what we do
We are one of the six District Councils in Cumbria. We administer the most sparsely populated district (Eden) in England from our base in Penrith, Cumbria.
See about your Council for details of our main services and responsibilities.
|Council democratic structure||Council Democratic Structure|
|Council organisational structure and pay||Council Organisational Structure|
|Decision making||How decisions are made in the Council|
|Committee meetings||Committees, meetings calendar, agendas and minutes|
|Town and Parish Councils||Town and Parish Council Clerks and Councillors|
|Councillors' information and contact details||District Councillors for Eden District|
|Most recent election results||Elections results|
|Location and opening times of our offices in Penrith||Location of Council offices|
|Relationships with other authorities|
What we spend and how we spend it
|Financial statements, budgets, variance reports and capital programme||Council finances, including budgets, statements of accounts, spending, audit and fees and charges|
|Councillors' Allowances||Councillors' Allowances Scheme|
|Payments over £500||Dataset of spending over £500|
|The Budget||Current and previous years' budget information|
|Grants to the voluntary community and social enterprise sector||Provision of Grants|
|Summary and statement of accounts||Statement of accounts|
|Organisation, structures, senior management pay scales and salary scales||Organisation information , including structures, pay and salary scales|
|Procurement Procedures||Procurement, selling to the Council and current contracts register|
What our priorities are and how we are doing
|The Council Plan||Council Plan 2015-2019|
|Council Policy and Strategy||Council Policy and Strategy documents|
|Value for Money||Providing Value for Money - including the most recent Account and Governance report|
|Customer Satisfaction||Satisfaction audits and reports|
|Council Awards||Awards and achievements - stray dogs service and the Cemetery Green Flag award.|
|External Assessments||External assessments|
|Economic Development||Our Economic Development activities|
|Local Plan||Planning Policy and the Local Plan|
|Service Standards||Service Standards - from Building Control, through to Leisure and Waste services|
|Strategies developed in partnership with other authorities|
How we make decisions
|Decision Making and the Executive||The decision making process|
|Timetable of key Council Meetings||Council meetings calendar|
|Agendas and Minutes||Council Agendas and Minutes|
|Scrutiny||Scrutiny committees and the role of Scrutiny in decision making|
|Delegated Decisions||Officer delegated decisions|
|Decisions made by Executive and Portfolio Holder||Executive and Portfolio Holders decisions|
Our policies and procedures
|Policies and procedures for conducting Council business||Council Constitution Part 4 - Rules of Procedure (PDF: 590 Kb / 99 pages) - The Full Council of the Constitution lists the policies, strategies, plans and schemes that make up the policy framework of the Council.|
|Policies and procedures for delivering our services|
|Environmental Policy||Environmental Policy|
|Food Safety||Food Safety Policy documents|
|Licensing Policy||Licensing Enforcement and Inspection Policy|
|Planning Policy||Planning Policy and the Local Plan|
|Staff and Employment||Staff and Employment Policies|
|Confidential Reporting Policy||Confidential Reporting Code (PDF: 118Kb / 9 pages)|
|Charging Regimes||Fees and Charges for Services|
Lists and Registers
Lists and registers are presented under the following sections:
- Registers of electors
- Public registers and registers and lists
- Asset registers
- Disclosure logs
- Register of Councillors' financial and other interests
- Planning information and publications
- Registers of Electors
|Electoral Register||Register of Electors - hard copy available under supervision for inspection at the Town Hall, Penrith. Appointments must be pre-arranged with the Elections Office on 01768 212253|
Public Registers and Lists
|Burials Register||Bereavement Services|
|Cooling towers and evaporative condensers list||Cooling towers register|
|Contaminated Land Register||Contaminated Land Register - free to view at Mansion House offices, fees will be payable for any copies requested.|
|Environmental Permit Register for Part A2 and Part B Installations||Environmental Permits|
|Food Hygiene Ratings||Food Hygiene Ratings in Eden|
|License Office Register||Register of Licenses - including all public registers, gambling, lotteries and personal licenses|
|Health and safety enforcement notices register||HSE Public Register of Convictions|
|Local Land Charges Register||Local Land Charges Information|
|Planning Applications Register||The Planning Register|
|Planning Appeals Register||Planning Appeals Register|
|Tree Preservation Order List||Tree Preservation Orders|
|Corporate Risk Register||Corporate Risk Register (PDF: 1.84 Mb / 78 pages)|
|Elected Members Register||Elected Councillors|
|Responses to Public Consultation||Public Consultations in Eden|
|Asset Management Plan||Asset Management Plan 2014-2015 (PDF: 833Kb / 35 pages)|
|Community Asset Register||Assets of Community Value|
|Disclosure log||Freedom of Information responses list|
Register of Councillors' financial and other interests
|Register of Councillors' financial and other interests||Register of Councillors' Interests|
Planning Information and Publications
The services we offer
|Eden District Council Services||Services the Council supplies|
Further guidance is available from the ICO (Information Commissioner's office).
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