Freedom of Information

Information from Freshford Parish Council is made available using the the model publication scheme specified by the Information Commissioner's Office. All key documents are published on the Parish Council's pages on the Freshford Village website - links are given below. If you have difficulty finding what you are looking for, try using the Search function. For any other queries or requests for information please contact the Parish Clerk (see below).



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Class 1 - Who we are and what we do



Who’s who on the Council and its Committees

Meet your councillors


Contact details for Parish Clerk and Council members (named contacts where possible with telephone number and email address (if used))

Meet your councillors


Location of main Council office and accessibility details

Not applicable


Staffing structure

Not applicable


Class 2 – What we spend and how we spend it



Annual return form and report by auditor

Annual Parish Meeting

Finalised budget



Precept acknowledgement

Borrowing Approval letter

Borrowing Approval


Financial Standing Orders and Regulations

Financial Standing Orders


Grants given and received

For details, if any, contact Clerk


List of current contracts awarded and value of contract

For details, if any, contact Clerk


Members’ allowances and expenses

Expenditure Report


Class 3 – What our priorities are and how we are doing



Neighbourhood Plan

Neighbourhood Plan

Annual Report to Parish or Community Meeting (current and previous year as a minimum)

Annual Parish Meeting

Quality status

Not applicable


Local charters drawn up in accordance with DCLG guidelines

Not applicable


Class 4 – How we make decisions 



Timetable of meetings (Council, any committee/sub-committee meetings and parish meetings)

Council Meetings


Agendas of meetings (as above)

Council Meetings


Minutes of meetings (as above) – nb this will exclude information that is properly regarded as private to the meeting.

Council Meetings


Reports presented to council meetings - nb this will exclude information that is properly regarded as private to the meeting.

Council Meetings

Responses to consultation papers

Responses to consultations


Responses to planning applications

B&NES Planning website


Not applicable


Class 5 – Our policies and procedures Current information only. 



Policies and procedures for the conduct of council business:

(1) Procedural standing orders

(2) Committee and sub-committee terms of reference

(3) Delegated authority in respect of officers

(4) Code of Conduct

(5) Policy statements


Procedural Standing Orders

Not applicable

Not applicable

Code of Conduct

Not applicable





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

(1) Internal policies relating to the delivery of services

(2) Equality and diversity policy

(3) Health and safety policy

(4) Recruitment policies (including current vacancies)

(5) Policies and procedures for handling requests for information

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

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

Contact Clerk      

Contact Clerk


Information security policy

Risk assessment


Records management policies (records retention, destruction and archive)


Data protection policies

In accordance with the Data Protection Act


Schedule of charges (for the publication of information)

As listed below


Class 6 – Lists and Registers Currently maintained lists and registers only


Some information may only be available by inspection


Any publicly available register or list (if any are held this should be publicised; in most circumstances existing access provisions will suffice)

Contact Bath and North East District Council.


Assets Register

Asset Register

Disclosure log

Not held by Parish Council


Register of members’ interests

Held by B&NES

Register of gifts and hospitality

For details, if any, contact Clerk

Class 7 – The services we offer. Current information only.

Some information may only be available by inspection)





Burial grounds and closed churchyards and schedule of fees.

Freshford Cemetery

Community centres and village halls

The Village Hall is under the care of the Memorial Hall Trustees and is not the responsibility of the Parish Council


Parks, playing fields and recreational facilities

The playground is under the care of the Memorial Hall Trustees


Seating, litter bins, clocks, memorials and lighting

Contact Clerk

Bus shelters






Public conveniences



Agency agreements



Additional Information




The Freshford Bulletin

Published by the Parish Council quarterly and distributed free of charge to each household in the Parish. It is available also on the website.


Train/ Bus times



Notice Boards

Sited in the village centre, Park Corner, Midford Lane and Sharpstone


Freshford Primary School

See school website


 Freshford Pre-school
 See pre-school website.

Contact details:

Clerk to Freshford Parish Council: Lorraine Montacute -





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Photocopying @c.20p per sheet (black & white)

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Photocopying @c.30p per sheet (colour)

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Statutory Fee


If appropriate, in accordance with the relevant legislation 

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