The Freedom of Information Act 2000 requires all public authorities to adopt and maintain a Publication Scheme. The purpose of a Publication Scheme is to ensure that authorities make as much information available as possible to the general public.
Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council’s Publication Scheme provides details of the information that is published automatically or routinely by the Council.
It is categorised under the following headings:
Constitution and Democracy
Finance and Audit
Priorities and Performance
Policies and Procedures
Lists and Registers
The Council has included information which will be of interest to the people of the Borough.
Council Democratic Structure
Current Elected Members Details
Organisational Charts and Contact Details of customer-facing departments
Locations and Opening times of Council Offices
Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council's relationship with other Local Authorities:
Annual Reports Social Services
Annual Performance Report
Strategies and business plans for services provided by the council
Economic development action plan
Best value performance indicators
Local Area Agreements
Statistical information produced in accordance with the council’s and departmental requirements
Datasets - These are included within the Councils Disclosure Log.
Timetable of council meetings
Agendas, officers reports, background papers and minutes of council committee, subcommittee and standing forum meetings
Major policy proposals and decisions
Regulatory and licensing responsibilities
Services for local businesses
Services for other organisations
Services for members of the public:
Health and Social Care
Community and Living
Education and Learning
Transport and Streets
Culture and Leisure
Leaflets, booklets and newsletters
Advice and guidance
If you are unable to locate the information you require within the Publication Scheme please do not hesitate to submit a request for information to the Councils Freedom of Information Officer at FOI@merthyr.gov.uk or complete an online request form, for general requests use the FOI request form. These requests are processed in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
If you are requesting environmental information please use the Council’s EIR request form. These requests are processed in accordance with the Environmental Information Regulations 2004.
Please be aware that much of the information held by the Council is personal and private to individuals. If you would like to request your personal information please use the Councils subject access request form. These requests are considered under the Data Protection Act 1998.