The Publication Scheme

Information available from Galleywood Parish Council under the publication scheme

This document lists information that Galleywood Parish Council provides in order to meet our commitments under the publication scheme set out by the Information Comissioners office.
The Government expects Galleywood Parish Council to make the information in this definition document available unless:

  • it does not hold the information;
  • the information is exempt under one of the FOIA exemptions or Environmental Information Regulations  exceptions, or its release is prohibited by another statute;
  • the information is readily and publicly available from an external website; such information may have been provided by the public authority or on its behalf. The authority must provide a direct link to that information;
  • the information is archived, out of date or otherwise inaccessible; or,
  • it would be impractical or resource-intensive to prepare the material for routine release.

The document is not meant to give an exhaustive list of everything that is covered by our publication scheme. The legal commitment is to the publication scheme, and Galleywood Parish Council looks to provide as much information as possible on a routine basis.


Disbursement cost Photocopying @ 10p per A4 sheet (black & white) Actual cost 
   Postage Actual cost of Royal Mail standard 2nd class
 Freedom of Information Act  For information which costs the Parish Council less than £450 to collate there will be no charge in addition to the disbursements referred to above.   

Publishing datasets for re-use

Galleywood Parish Council must publish under our publication scheme  any dataset we hold that has been requested, together with any updated versions, unless we are satisfied that it is not appropriate to do so. So far as reasonably practicable, we must publish it in an electronic form that is capable of re-use.
If the dataset or any part of it is a relevant copyright work and the Galleywood Parish Council is the only owner, we must make it available for re-use under the terms of a specified licence. Datasets in which the Crown owns the copyright or the database rights are not relevant copyright works.
The Datasets Code of Practice recommends that we make datasets available for re-use under the Open Government Licence.  
The term ‘dataset’ is defined in section 11(5) of FOIA. The terms ‘relevant copyright work’ and ‘specified licence’ are defined in section 19(8) of FOIA.