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About Publication Scheme

Access to Information

Derry City and Strabane District Council is committed to openness, transparency and accountability and achieves this in a number of ways mainly through making information available on our website and through Council Publications. However there may be other issues about which you would like further information and in this part of our website we explain how you can get such information.

Publication Scheme

In order to comply with the Freedom of Information Act 2000 public sector organisations such as ours have to routinely publish information whenever possible.
The Information Commissioner, who is responsible for monitoring and enforcing compliance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000, has drawn up what is called a Model Publication Scheme for all public sector organisations that we have adopted and formally committed to. The publication scheme sets out how Derry City and Strabane District Council will publish, how and when it will do so and whether this information is available free of charge or in payment.


The classes of information to be published are set out under clearly defined headings.
When requesting information we have provided a hyperlink or contact to ensure you can access the information directly to the department that holds the information.  The site is currently under review so where a hyperlink is not yet available a contact name has been provided

Accessing information that is not included in the Publication Scheme.

As an open and transparent organisation we are committed to routinely publishing as much information as possible; however if you want information which is not on our website or otherwise available through our Guide to Information you may ask us for it in accordance with further provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and of the Environmental Information Regulations 2005.
Request for such information should be sent to the Information and Records Team, 98 Strand Road, Derry BT48 7NN or email [email protected]. By law all requests are responded to within 20 working days