Access to information
East Renfrewshire council is keen to make available as much information as possible to our residents and to the broader community.
Freedom of Information (FoI) means that, wherever possible, the council makes available information to the public. You can find out more about the council and about FoI by viewing:
- Publication Scheme [64kb]
The council Publication Scheme was approved by the Scottish Information Commissioner in 2009.
- Guide to Information [128kb]
- FoI Annual Report [496kb]
If you can't find the information you want on this website, you can send a FoI request using our online request form:
Dealing with your request
The council will deal with your request promptly, although it may take up to 20 working days to respond.
Please note that there are a number of exemptions from the right to access information - for example in relation to someone else's personal data, if its disclosure would prejudice the Council's commercial interests or could interfere with health, safety or security, or if there is a statutory bar on disclosure. If the information is already available on the website or elsewhere, you will not be able to make a formal FoI request for it. Additionally, there may be a charge for more extensive requests or for information covered by the Environmental Information Regulations.
Please note that if you want to access information that the Council holds about you, this is NOT available through FoI - instead you should visit our data protection page.
Freedom of Information in Scotland is governed by The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 and by the Access to Environmental Information Regulations (Scotland) 2004. The Scottish Information Commissioner regulates FoI in Scotland.