Freedom of Information and Data Protection

Freedom of Information

The Freedom of Information Act gives you the right to request information held by all UK public bodies, including Weston-super-Mare Town Council. We are committed to openness and accountability in the services we provide and will provide as much information as we can, using exemptions only where essential. Requests should be made in writing and posted to our offices or emailed to Please provide a clear description of the information you require, your name and contact details.

The Act requires authorities to maintain a Publication Scheme. This is a guide to the information that we publish as a matter of routine. Our Publication Scheme sets out the classes of information that we publish, how it will be published and accessed, what fees there might be, and the procedure for making requests etc. The scheme is intended to ensure that a wide range of information is easily available without the need to make specific requests for information.

For information not held on our Publication Scheme or available through other means, for example, our website, any person may make a request in writing to us asking for information. Subject to legal reasons, we are obliged to state whether we hold that information and if so we are required to provide a copy.

Freedom of information Act 2000

Data Protection Act

The Data Protection Act 2018 gives you the right to access your own personal data, for more information please view the Council’s Information & Data Protection Policy and / or contact the council on

If you wish to make a request for your own information, please send your request to the Town Clerk via the contact details below. It would be helpful if you use our SAR Form (this can be downloaded here) and may help speed up a response. You do not have to use the form, but please provide a clear description of the information you require, your name and contact details.

If you need advice or assistance in making a request, please contact the Town Clerk.

Your information will be provided free of charge but there may be charges if printing and postage is required. For more information on charges, please view our Freedom of Information Publication Scheme.

Weston-super-Mare Town Council
Grove House
Grove Park
BS23 2QJ

Tel: 01934 632 567