Ogbourne St George Model Publication Scheme

In line with section 20 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, the information commissioner has developed and approved a new model publication scheme.

Freedom of Information Model Publication Scheme available from: https://ico.org.uk/media/for-organisations/documents/1153/model-publication-scheme.pdf

Information that is (or will be) available from Ogbourne St.George Parish Council under the model publication scheme, as follows (with links to information already available):

* indicates items that are already being prepared for publication.

Class 1 – Who we are and what we do
(Organisational information, structures, locations and contacts)
– Who’s who on the Council
– Contact details for Parish Clerk and Council members
– Location of main Council office and accessibility details
– Staffing structure

Class 2 – What we spend and how we spend it.
(Financial information relating to projected and actual income and expenditure, procurement, contracts and financial audit)

Class 3 – What our priorities are and how we are doing
(Strategies and plans, performance indicators, audits, inspections and reviews)

Class 4 – How we make decisions
(Decision making processes and records of decisions)
– Timetable of meetings (Council, any committee/sub-committee meetings and parish meetings)
– Agendas of meetings (as above)
– Minutes of meetings (as above) – nb this will exclude information that is properly regarded as private to the meeting.
– Reports presented to council meetings – nb this will exclude information that is properly regarded as private to the meeting.
– Responses to consultation papers
– Responses to planning applications – see meeting minutes
– Bye-laws

Class 5 – Our policies and procedures
(Current written protocols, policies and procedures for delivering our services and responsibilities)

Policies and procedures for the provision of services and about the employment of staff:

Internal policies relating to the delivery of services
– Equality and diversity policy
– Health and safety policy
– Recruitment policies (including current vacancies)
– Policies and procedures for handling requests for information

Complaints procedures (including those covering requests for information and operating the publication scheme)

– Information security policy
– Records management policies (records retention, destruction and archive)
– Data protection policies
– Schedule of charges (for the publication of information) *

Class 6 – Lists and Registers
Currently maintained lists and registers only
– Assets Register: The Parish Council meeting (8th November 2012) agreed a first version of the Asset Register  and Risk Register, for publication as work in progress.
– Disclosure log (indicating the information that has been provided in response to requests; recommended as good practice, but may not be held by parish councils) *
– Election results
– Register of members’ interests
– Register of gifts and hospitality

Class 7 – The services we offer
(Information about the services we offer, including leaflets, guidance and newsletters produced for the public and businesses)
– Allotments *
– Burial grounds and closed churchyards *
– Bus shelters *
– Community centres and village halls *
– Parks, playing fields and recreational facilities *
– Seating, litter bins, clocks, memorials and lighting *

Additional Information
Any information that is not itemised in the lists above