Information Requests


There are various ways to obtain information held by Ackworth Parish Council.

Firstly, if you are seeking information about our meetings, facilities, services, transparency, finance, who's who and what we do, please navigate around the website using the above menu options, there's an abundance of useful information along with information required to be published by law.

If you still can't find an answer to your question then this page will help signpost you to the correct route.

Our "Ask the Clerk" initiative was launched in 2024 and provides you with a glimpse of what questions are being asked of the Clerk and the work of the Council.

Our Freedom of Information section explains how to make a formal request for information held by the Council.

If you are unsure which route to take, please contact a member of the staff team who can offer support and may even be able to provide answers to your questions.


Freedom Of Information

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) gives the public the right to request to see, or be provided with a copy of, information that is held by a public body. The Act also places an obligation on authorities to publish certain information about their activities. 

Ackworth Parish Council will only provide information it holds in record form at the time of the request, it will not create information to fulfil a request ie. information contained in someone's mind is not recorded information therefore will not form part of the response.


Requests for information from Ackworth Parish Council under this Act must be made in writing and can be submitted using the following methods: 


Letter: Clerk, Ackworth Parish Council Community Centre, Bell Lane, Ackworth, WF7 7JH 

Please include your full name, postal address and a clear description of the information you are looking for.  It if is not clear what information you want then we will contact you to clarify your request.


Before submitting a Freedom of Information request please check whether the information you are looking for is already publicly available.  Much information is published proactively by Ackworth Parish Council on its Publication Scheme, viewable on the Policies page of this website.

 A copy of Ackworth Parish Council's Freedom of Information Policy is viewable on the Policies page of this website.

Further information about this Act can be found here How to access information from a public authority | ICO 


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