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Freedom of Information requests and policies

The main aim of the Freedom of Information Act is to make public authorities more open and transparent. Under the Act you can request almost any information held by the Council.

There are some restrictions on the kind of information that can be supplied, meaning some people will not get the answers they requested. If there are restrictions, you will be told what they are and why they apply to your request. You can challenge any decisions you disagree with. 

Make a Freedom of Information request 

Before making a request, you might want to check that:

  • The information is not already available on this website
  • The information is not exempt   
  • The information is not contained within our publication scheme or Open Data datasets 

To make a Freedom of Information request:

Write to:

Freedom of Information,
Cheshire West and Chester Council,
58 Nicholas Street,
Chester,
CH1 2NP

Please set out what information you would like to see and details of how we can contact you.

Where to find help

Freedom of Information policies

Requests for Information (FOIA 2000, EIR 2004) disclosure logs

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